Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ekushey Book Fair - Bangladesh

Ekushey Book Fair (Book Fair of the 21st) is the largest national book fair in Bangladesh and in Bengali its known as “Omor Ekushe Grontho Mela”, widely known as Ekushey Boi Mela. It comes every year on February and continues for the whole month in Bangla Academy area. The Ministry of Culture is in control of this book fair.

The month February not only comes with The Book Fair, its dedicated to the agitators who sacrifice there life on 21st February of 1952 in a demonstration calling for the establishment of Bengali as one of the state languages.

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