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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Jan 21 2018 - Have you ever seen Dhaka’s sky flooded with kites, lights and fireworks?
This year the celebration of Poush Sankranti (the end of Bengali month Poush) popularly known as Shakrain or Ghuri Utshob brings life to the most congested part of the Old Dhaka.
In recent times, apart from colourful kites flying in the sky, people are also entertained by fire-spinners and flame-eaters who also gather on rooftops to demonstrate their skills.
To know more watch our Star Live video on Shakrain.
This story was originally published by The Daily Star, Bangladesh
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