Poush Sangkranti or 'Sakrain' festival

  • Locals of Old Dhaka’s Gendaria hold kite-flying contests to mark the end of the Bengali month of Poush on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Locals of Old Dhaka’s Gendaria hold kite-flying contests to mark the end of the Bengali month of Poush on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Locals of Old Dhaka’s Gendaria hold kite-flying contests to mark the end of the Bengali month of Poush on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Locals of Old Dhaka’s Gendaria hold kite-flying contests to mark the end of the Bengali month of Poush on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Kites are flown on nearly all rooftops of Old Dhaka to mark the end of the Bengali month of Poush on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Kites are flown on nearly all rooftops of Old Dhaka to mark the end of the Bengali month of Poush on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People of Old Dhaka celebrate “Sakrain” festival to mark the last day of the Bengali month of Poush on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People of Old Dhaka celebrate “Sakrain” festival to mark the last day of the Bengali month of Poush on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People prepare to fly kites on a rooftop at Old Dhaka on the occasion of Poush Sangkranti on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People prepare to fly kites on a rooftop at Old Dhaka on the occasion of Poush Sangkranti on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People blow fire from their mouths to celebrate Poush Sangkranti or “Sakrain” festival in Old Dhaka on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People blow fire from their mouths to celebrate Poush Sangkranti or “Sakrain” festival in Old Dhaka on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The skies of Old Dhaka are lit with fireworks on the evening of Poush Sangkranti or “Sakrain” festival on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The skies of Old Dhaka are lit with fireworks on the evening of Poush Sangkranti or “Sakrain” festival on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The skies of Old Dhaka are lit with fireworks on the evening of Poush Sangkranti or “Sakrain” festival on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The skies of Old Dhaka are lit with fireworks on the evening of Poush Sangkranti or “Sakrain” festival on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The skies of Old Dhaka are lit with fireworks on the evening of Poush Sangkranti or “Sakrain” festival on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The skies of Old Dhaka are lit with fireworks on the evening of Poush Sangkranti or “Sakrain” festival on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Along with flying kites and exploding fireworks, many rooftops of Old Dhaka had a variety of celebratory arrangements on “Sakrain” on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Along with flying kites and exploding fireworks, many rooftops of Old Dhaka had a variety of celebratory arrangements on “Sakrain” on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Along with flying kites and exploding fireworks, many rooftops of Old Dhaka had a variety of celebratory arrangements on “Sakrain” on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Along with flying kites and exploding fireworks, many rooftops of Old Dhaka had a variety of celebratory arrangements on “Sakrain” on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A cake shaped like a kite is cut at a house in Old Dhaka’s Gendaria to mark “Sakrain” festival on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A cake shaped like a kite is cut at a house in Old Dhaka’s Gendaria to mark “Sakrain” festival on Friday, Jan 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove