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Jumping into your cozy bed and sliding under the blanket to take a nap, enjoying movies or enjoying a hot cup of coffee; any of these might be the ideal thing for you to do this winter. But on the other hand, as January marks the beginning of a new year, various events also bubble up to celebrate this occasion. So, if you want to experience something more exciting to do other than clinging to your cozy space, you might want to know what is happening in January 2020.

Here, we have composed a list of events for you that will happen in January 2020.

Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) 2020

DITF is country’s biggest trading fiesta

Date: 01 Jan – 31 Jan
Time: 10:00 am – 08:00 pm
Venue: On the west side of Bangabandhu International Conference Center

Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) will turn 25 next year. For the last 24 years, the country’s biggest international trade fair has been successfully organized by the Export Promotion Bureau together with the Ministry of Commerce of the Government of Bangladesh. Along with Bangladeshi companies, many companies across the globe routinely take part in this month-long trading fiesta. You will find all sorts of items there including electronics, cars, porcelain wares, machinery, carpets, toys, ceramics, fabrics, melamine wares, sanitary products, handicrafts, ready-made garments, home appliances and more. The entry fee for adults is BDT 30 and BDT 20 for minors. The fair provides a good opportunity to take friends and family out, enjoy music, have delicious food and indulge in an amazing shopping escapade.

New Year 2020 & Winter celebration Concert

Coupled with concert and live shows this event is full of energy

Date: 23 Jan
Time: 01:45 pm – 08:00 pm
Venue: Marriott Convention Center Dhanmondi

Those who were craving for a decent winter event that includes concerts and live shows, this gathering can fulfill that need. The advertising firm Fame & Furor will be hosting an event to celebrate the new year and winter at Marriott Convention Center Dhanmondi. Bands like Abrovirus will grace the event along with popular singers like Mila and many bands. You will get evening snacks, goodie bags, and gifts with the registration. The ticket for the event is priced at BDT 1000.

Sakrain Fest 2020

Shakrain is one of the oldest traditional festivals of Puran Dhaka

Date: 14 Jan
Time: From 08:00 am
Place: Sutrapur, Gandaria, Faridabad

This is one of the most famous and extravagant traditional festivals of Puran Dhaka. Shakrain, also known as the kite festival, is an annual event held at the end of Poush, the ninth month of the Bengali calendar (January 14 or 15 on the Gregorian calendar). This festival is also known as Poush Sankranti. On this day, kites are flown from the rooftop of buildings as a part of the celebration and at night, people from different aspects of life gather to celebrate. 

Normally a series of fun activities are arranged as a part of the celebration. A group of flame-eaters gathers on the rooftop to show their skill of manipulating fire and people keep dancing with the rhythm of the music, while music overwhelms the entire area.

Poush Mela & Pitha Uthsob

This Pitha Festival houses all sorts of mouthwatering delicacies across the country

Date: 13 Jan – 17 Jan
Time: 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Venue: Zakir Hossain Road, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207

Pitha Uthsob is a kind of blessing for Dhaka in winter. This is special and exclusive only to winter. If you are a Pitha lover who loves to try different types of Pitha across the country, this event is a must-visit for you. At the event, you will get various types of Pitha and the culinary diversity and uniqueness of those different types of Pitha will simply amaze you. Organized by Festivity Events, not only will you find all sorts of Pithas at this gathering, you will also get to experience a decent winter fair that will house all sorts of items from household goods to apparels. Make some time and give this event a visit; you will surely enjoy it.

Dhakaia Winter Fair

This winter fair will house all kinds of goods from household to cosmetics

Date: 10 Jan – 11 Jan
Time: 10:00 am – 08:00 pm
Venue: Gallery 27, Dhanmondi (Beside Meena Bazar)

For those who were craving a neatly organized winter fair that doesn’t deplete your energy, this event is for them. Hosted by Dhakaia Event, this 2 day long fair will be held at Gallery 27 in Dhanmondi. They are putting together a huge collection of winter items, household commodities, apparel, jewelry, and other lifestyle accessories. Make sure you get some time to visit the event.

What will you do amid this misty weather? Will you stay home or grace some of these January events with your presence? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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