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Bangladesh - Facts for the traveller, when to go, events


Facts for the traveller for Bangladesh

Food and fabric in a Dhaka market Visas: Bangladesh visas are valid for six months from the date of issue and are good for stays of one or three months.
Health risks: Cholera, Hepatitis, Malaria, Meningococcal Meningitis
Time: GMT/UTC +6
Dialling Code: 880
Electricity: 220V ,50Hz
Weights & measures: Metric

When to Go to Bangladesh

The best time to visit Bangladesh is in the cold season, from October to February, when the weather is dry and fresh. Avoid April when humidity and heat gang up to make conditions intolerable.


Bangladesh Events

Muslim festivals follow a lunar calendar. Ramadan is a month-long period of fasting. The date changes with the moon, and moves on about 11 days with each year that passes. At the full moon 14 days before the start of Ramadan, Shab-e-Barat is a sacred night when alms and sweets are distributed to the poor. Hindu festivals follow a different calendar but they generally fall at much the same date each year. The Holi Festival or Festival of Colours, commonly known as the spring festival, is celebrated in the first week of March. Durga Puja is celebrated during October, and statues of the goddess astride a lion, with her ten hands holding ten different weapons, are placed in every Hindu temple.


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