Cheerful members of a crowd wave Bangladeshi flags | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune
Children wearing bandanas inspired by the national flag | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune
A man holds a placard, demanding a public apology from Pakistan for war crimes committed in 1971 | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune
The crowd in front of the National Memorial in Savar, bearing Bangladeshi flags | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune
A procession in honour of the martyrs and veterans of the Liberation War | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune
A crowd, wearing coordinated outfits to celebrate the occasion, in front of the National Memorial | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune
The National Memorial in Savar is the main venue of the celebration | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune
Public art set up to pay heartfelt tributes | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune
On this auspicious occasion, glowing tributes are paid to the martyrs and veterans of the Liberation War | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune
The national flag is flying atop all government and private buildings
The nation is observing the country's 49th Independence Day on Tuesday. The public holiday is being observed by the public, the government, and different socio-cultural and political organizations through elaborate programs.
Each year, this occasion refreshes the resolution to uphold the spirit of the 1971 Liberation War and build a “Sonar Bangla” as dreamt of by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The crackdown on unarmed Bangalees—on midnight of March 25—was answered with a declaration of independence by the Father of the Nation.
Heartfelt tributes are being paid to the martyrs and veterans of the Liberation War at the National Memorial in Savar; the main venue of the celebration.