October is a month of transitions; not only does it mark the end of autumn, it also signals the beginning of late autumn. A vibrant environment with colorful trees and a beautiful blue sky make this month the center of all festivals. A lot happens in October 2019.
This is also the time when followers of the Hindu religion come together to celebrate the arrival of the goddess Durga. So people spend more of their time with their families and friends to celebrate the festival. But that’s not all. There are also several other events in October that might intrigue you as well. So, let’s take a closer look at what is happening in October 2019, shall we?
Durga Puja 2019
Date: October 3, 2019 – October 8, 2019
Time: Dusk till Midnight
Place: Gulshan, Banani, Kalabagan, Old Dhaka, etc.
It all starts with Mahalaya. Mahalaya marks the start of Saraswati’s journey to her maternal land. However, the main celebration starts on the sixth day. The day begins with the ritual of welcoming the goddess.
Daylong cultural activities take place at every temple and continues till midnight. But that’s not the most interesting aspect of it. That distinction goes to the decorations, the artistic efforts, and the craftsmanship behind the celebration. It piques interest among people of all cultures. Everyone gathers to see the unique approaches to decorating the shrines and the attire of the goddess. Sometimes people spend a fortune to get the attire just right.
The light-works during the evening are mesmerizing, to say the least. You will hardly see something so extravagant in Bangladesh. There is also handing out of traditional ‘prasad’ after the ritual or puja, which is another point of attraction.
All in all, Durga puja is one festival that you don’t want to miss; trust me. Regardless of your beliefs, there is plenty to enjoy.
Jamdani Festival 2019
Date: September 06, 2019 – October 12, 2019
Time: 12 pm – 8 pm
Place: Bangladesh Shilpakala academy
Saree is a beautiful traditional Bengali attire that is heavily interlinked with our culture. This is probably the first attire that comes to mind when you picture the ideal Bengali woman, with a bright red teep (an accessory) on her brow.
Jamdani saree, on the other hand, has an origin that goes far back in history. This handcrafted masterpiece has been the center of attention for all Bengali women as well as other nationals for a long time.
The Jamdani Festival 2019 is a traditional event. It highlights our traditional values and the festival is something that you shouldn’t miss. Even if you are not a fan of social gatherings, you should go there just to experience an amazing aspect of Bengali tradition. Take some time from your busy schedule and partake in the festivities.
Joker Movie Premier
Date: October 04, 2019
Time: 11 am
Place: Star Cineplex, Bashundhara City, Panthapath
If you are bored of goofing around during the holidays and need something fresh then why not go watch a movie. Whether you are familiar with pop culture or not, chances are you have heard of Batman and his arch nemesis, the Joker. The clown prince of crime has been captivating people for decades. He is the perfect antagonist who represents Batman stands for.
This time Todd Phillips directs the movie and the brilliant Joaquin Phoenix will play the titular role of Joker. The story is different from the comic book but despite that, this movie is creating a buzz all around the world and has been marked as one of the most anticipated movies of all time.
Joker premiers on October 4th. If you want to see it, go to your nearest Cineplex, grab some popcorn and enjoy it with your loved ones. You will surely have a great time.
4th International Safety and Security Expo Bangladesh 2019
Date: October 17, 2019 – October 19, 2019
Time: 10.30 am – 8.00 pm
Place: International Convention City Bashundhara
People are getting more and more concerned about their safety and security. Security is definitely a major factor in our modern lifestyles. You never know what uncertainties await you. You have to be prepared for any unavoidable inconveniences.
That is why, a security system is absolutely essential for protecting wealth, life, houses, and other assets with commercial importance and also private institutions. Moreover, it will give you an upper hand when something unexpected happens, and in some cases, will prevent them from recurring.
And this is exactly what this expo is all about. You will get to know what security system you need to protect your assets and more. So investing some of your time into visiting this expo will not disappoint you.
Wedding Fiesta – The Best of Bangladesh
Date: October 25, 2019 – October 26, 2019
Time: 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
Place: Hotel Amari Dhaka
You can get married whenever you want throughout the year, right? In Bangladesh, however, people are more inclined to get married in winter than any other season of the year. Winter is very popular for weddings. But with this popular event comes a lot of work as well.
Even for a simple wedding, you need to implement an array of actions including shopping, photography, event planning… the list goes on. This is exactly what Wedding Fiesta is all about and this can very well be your one-stop wedding solution provider. You will get everything here from photographers to event planners. If you want, you can shop for your wedding too. This can save you time and reduce all the hassle that comes with the ceremony. So why not give them a visit.
There you have it. Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on our list. Which one would you like to go to this October 2019? Tell us about it in the comments sections below. We would love to hear about your experience.