The 26th of March is a national holiday in Bangladesh. The country celebrates its independence.
Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated country of the whole word, with 160 million people, located in South Asia.
The Independence Day takes its roots in the conflict with Pakistan. From year 1947 up to year 1971, the Bangladesh is a part of Pakistan. However, due to their ethnic, linguistic, political and economical differences, the region express its will to reach independence by voting for the Awami League (a political party for the independence) in December 1970. Pakistan refused to consider this vote and, after a period of strikes, the government dissolved the League.
The 26th of March 1971 began a war between Bangladesh (helped by India) and the rest of Pakistan. It ended on the 16th of December 1971. In 1972 the Constitution was created.
This year, the Independence Day will be on Thursday. The holiday will probably be celebrated with parades, political speeches, concerts, ceremonies, national songs… The street will be, as usual, decorated with national flags. The actual Bangladesh flag (a red dot on a green background) was created on the 3rd of March in 1971. The red color represents the sun rising over Bengal and the blood of those who died since 1947 for the liberty. The green color stands for the youth, the vitality ad the lushness of its lands.