Bangladesh Folk Festival 2013
In order to promote the enriched folk history of Bangladesh to the foreign media journalists covering the ICC World Cup 2011, Bangladesh tourism board arranged a day long program named “Indigenous Fair / Folk Festival”. Honorable Chairman of Bangladesh Tourism Board along with ICC Media Manager inaugurated the ceremony in the presence of all the media of Bangladesh.
The arrangements of the festival were quite spectacular. The participants were the renowned folk fashion houses of the country, local cuisines, and historical facts on Dhaka, Sundarbans voting stalls etc. There were 40 different stalls given by 40 different ventures that mainly displayed and sold their products in the fair. Most of them came from different parts of the country to show their own regional and tribal culture and tradition. Many reputed Bangladeshi boutique shop also gave their shops in the indigenous fair. Every item was different from each other. So the visitors got a very good experience of varieties product in the same place. Other than craft items there were also some traditional food item stall in the fair. They were serving different tasty Bangladeshi food in the fair and it got a very good response.
In the program, there were many interactive arrangements for the visitors available in the event. Some of them were snake charming, face paint, bador nach etc. A spectacular cultural program was held at the end of the fair. Many famous singers and artists of the country performed to entertain the foreign guests. The event ended with a banquet which carried the real Bangladeshi cuisine flavor.
Around 2000 local people attended the fair. Foreign and local media people were also present during the fair time. Many hotel guests also visited the fair and appreciated the initiative taken by Bangladesh Tourism Board. The Bangladesh Tourism Board personnel were consistently in the venue to make the event a successful one. Folk Festival was highly covered by all kind of media in Bangladesh. Some of the foreign media also covered the information about the program in internet. In a short it can be said, it was a successful event from the perspective of both foreigner and local crowd.