15th August is the National Mourning Day in Bangladesh. On 15th August of 1975 Father of Nation of Bangladesh ‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’ and most of his family members were killed by some army officers. This day is observed as National Mourning Day in Bangladesh to remember them and show respect.
When is the National Mourning Day 2014?
National Mourning Day 2014 will be observed on the Friday, 15th August 2014.
National Mourning Day is always celebrated on 15 day of August month.
Why National Mourning Day is Important?
National Mourning day is important in Bangladesh as on this day Father of Nation of Bangladesh and most of his family members were assassinated by six army officers. On the night of August 15 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other family members were killed in his residence of Dhanmondi 32. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the leader of Awami leage and also the leader of liberation war of Bangladesh. He inspired people of Bangladesh to fight against Pakistani Army. He is considered as the builder of independent country Bangladesh. As Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is an important personality for Bangladesh so National Mourning Day is also important.
How the National Mourning Day observed in Bangladesh?
National Mourning Day is a holiday in Bangladesh. On this day National Flag of Bangladesh raise at half mast. President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh gives separated massage on this day. People of Bangladesh wear black batch and put flowers on grave of Father of Nation on this day.
Government of Bangladesh and political organization observes this day specially. Other non-governmental organization also arranges special programs like discussion programs or talk show program which focuses on the remembrance of Father of Nation.
Television channels broadcast documentary on Father of Nation and print media or newspaper publish special supplements on Father of Nation.
National Mourning Day is a great significance and important day in Bangladesh. This day is celebrated in Bangladesh with honor and remembrance. This is the day of remembering Father of Nation of Bangladesh and show respect to him.