Photography in Dhaka

Chobi Mela

This biennial fair of photography, videography and new media is one of Dhaka's best artistic expositions, and showcases cutting-edge visual work from within Bangladesh as well as across the world. Exhibits are displ…
Literature in Dhaka

Dhaka Lit Fest

A highpoint of Dhaka's cultural calendar, this gem of a festival raises the banner high for free-thinking in a country where it is sometimes under threat. Expect a lively programme of talks featuring writers and thi…
Art in Dhaka

Dhaka Art Summit

A meeting ground for artists from South Asia, this event is a week-long celebration of regional art, and offers Dhaka's art lovers a fine selection of works representing contemporary art movements and practices. The…
Music in Dhaka

Bengal Classical Music Festival

A highlight of the musical calendar, this four-day festival brings out the best in Bengali classical music.
Music in Dhaka

Dhaka Jazz and Blues Festival

Three nights of top jazz and blues, usually attracting some big names from the international scene.
Hindu in Dhaka

Durga Puja

The grandest festival for Bangladesh's Hindu population, this four-day jamboree hails Durga, the mother goddess and slayer of demons, with great ritual splendour. Colourful temporary pavilions called pandals are con…
Film in Dhaka

Dhaka International Film Festival

With an emphasis on feature films that promote the cinematic culture of Bangladesh, this festival screens several new films made by Bangladeshi directors, alongside a selection of critically acclaimed foreign releas…
Cultural in Dhaka

Pahela Baishakh

Celebrated on 14 April, the Bengali New Year, also known as Pahela Baishakh, is a big deal in the capital, with a huge parade of sculptures of toys and masks made by students from the University of Dhaka, symbolisin…
Cultural in Dhaka

Dhaka Comicon

Proving that Bangladesh is very much part of the world that the geek shall inherit, Dhaka's Comicon is an ever-growing gathering for fans of pop culture, from comics and movies to video games and anime.
Music in Dhaka

Dhaka International Folk Fest

A popular three day musical celebration of folk music, with artists from Bangladesh, the Indian subcontinent and beyond.