CULTURE Shaikrain festival celebrations held in Bangladesh

CULTURE

Shaikrain festival celebrations held in Bangladesh

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20:50, January 15, 2019

Participants perform fire breathing during the Shaikrain festival, which marks the end of Bangla month, on Monday, January 14, 2019. (Photos: China Plus)

During the festival, held in the southern part of the capital Dhaka known as Old Dhaka, people seek blessing for new crops from the Hindu goddess Laxmi, the goddess of wealth.

People light sky lanterns to celebrate the Shakhrain festival in Old Dhaka in Bangladesh on Monday, January 14 2019.

Fireworks were used during the celebrations for the Shaikrain Festival in Old Dhaka in Bangladesh on Monday, January 14, 2019.

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