Kites, fireworks fill Dhaka sky

City Desk :

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Poush Sangkranti, also known as Shakrain, was celebrated in Old Dhaka on Saturday evening.Kite flying, partying, and cuisine marked the Bengali month Poush’s end. Laser light shows, fireworks, and lanterns illuminated winter twilight.

Shakrain is Old Dhaka’s traditional celebration. The streets of Sutrapur, Kaltabazar, Shakharibazar, Lalbagh, Faridabad, Tatibazar, Laxmibazar, Narinda, and Gendaria were busy all day. From morning, excited kids flew kites.

Kites of many colors, forms, and designs were flown on rooftops.Some brought loudspeakers to play music and challenged neighbors on rooftops to a kite fight.

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