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Title:Fish Festival at Gaibandha

Gaibandha, Bangladesh. November 04, 2015. [DrikNEWS] – Festival of catching fish in groups is a traditional Bengali ritual in villages. Previously, the festival was announced through blowing ‘shinga’ (a traditional whistle blowing instrument) and playing ‘dhol’ (tomtom). Nowadays with advancement of technology, this announcement is made with mics or simply SMS. But the ritual remained same. Thousands of fishermen from Bamandanga, Gaibandha and villages around observe the festival by fishing in pons and lakes in their localities. Photos: Quddus Alam/DrikNEWS

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