The Bangladesh Embassy in Seoul celebrated the Bangla New Year 1429 with great fervour and festivity Sunday at the Eunpyeong Culture and Arts Centre in Seoul.
Wearing colourful clothes, more than 300 Bangladeshi nationals living in South Korea joined the event with their families.
The auditorium of the centre was decorated with colourful banners, festoons, balloons and decorative items and Bangladeshi handicraft items were displayed at the entrance.
The main attraction of the event was a Mangal Shobhajatra, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) cultural heritage.
People – with colourful dresses, banners, festoons, masks and traditional musical instruments – cheerfully marched the street.
In the cultural segment, the embassy officials, their families, and expatriate Bangladeshis sang "Esho He Boishakh" to greet the Bangla New Year.
They performed poetry recitations, folk songs, and dances.
Different indoor games were also arranged for children and women. Bangladesh Ambassador to South Korea Delwar Hossain handed out prizes to the winners.
The guests were served panta-ilish and different smashed items and sweetmeats.