26th March : The Independence Day of Bangladesh

The Independence Day of Bangladesh (Bengali: স্বাধীনতা দিবস Shwadhinata Dibôsh), also referred as 26 March is a national holiday. It commemorates the country’s declaration of independence from Pakistan on late hours of 25 March 1971. The day is a memorial to the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians who died in the subsequent Bangladesh Liberation War.

Independence Day is commonly associated with parades, political speeches, fairs, concerts, and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, and traditions of Bangladesh. TV and radio stations broadcast special programs and patriotic songs. Generally a thirty one gun salute is conducted in the morning. The main streets are decorated with national flag. Different political parties and socio-economic organizations undertake programs to mark the day in a befitting manner.

Events details at UTM

Venue: (will be given later)

Date: 31st March


  • Car rally (only for Bangladeshi)
  • Quran recitation
  • Speech about 26th March
  • Cultural program
  • Pop up quiz (only for international students)
  • Prize giving ceremony
  • Dinner.