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Record Setting 2024 Cleveland Asian Festival

The 2024 Cleveland Asian Festival was a rousing success. Almost 50,000 people attended the annual 2 day festival that included performances, food, cultural displays, health screenings, games, kids and family activities and more.

Asia Plaza roof shot of crowd at Cleveland Asian Festival

Asia Plaza roof shot of crowd at Cleveland Asian Festival

There were traditional and modern performances on two stages. There was something for everyone. Younger people really liked the Asian Pop Dance Competition. Plenty of martial arts on the second stage. And so on.

See photos and videos on the Main Cleveland Asian Festival Page

You can also go directly to the following pages:

Cleveland Asian Festival People Page

Cleveland Asian Festival Food Page

Cleveland Asian Festival Organizations Page

Cleveland Asian Festival Volunteers Page


Bangladesh community at One World Day 2023

The Bangladesh community of Cleveland participated in One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. One World Day has been the official event of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation since 1946. Over 50,000 people visited the gardens on One World Day 2023. They marched in the Parade of Flags which had 1500 people from over 53 countries.

Bangladesh community of Cleveland in Parade of Flags on One World Day

See photos and videos from the Bangladesh community at One World Day 2023

First annual International Mother Language Day in Cleveland

International Mother Language Day is a worldwide annual observance held on February 21 to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism. The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day was the initiative of Bangladesh.

A ceremony was held in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall on February 24, 2023 to commemorate and educate.

International Mother Language Day in Cleveland

We have coverage (video and pictures) of the entire event spread over 3 pages

International Mother Language Day Main Page

International Mother Language Day Page 2

International Mother Language Day People Page

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Fashions from Bangladesh at Cleveland multicultural party

A highlight of the 8th Annual ICC-WIN Cleveland Multicultural Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland was the International Fashion Show featuring almost 100 models from about 30 countries.

Outfits from Bangladesh

Outfits from Bangladesh

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Bangladesh History and Culture

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Muslim conversions and settlement in the region now referred to as Bangladesh began in the 10th century, primarily from Arab and Persian traders and preachers. Europeans established trading posts in the area in the 16th century. Eventually the area known as Bengal, primarily Hindu in the western section and mostly Muslim in the eastern half, became part of British India.

Partition in 1947 resulted in an eastern wing of Pakistan in the Muslim-majority area, which became East Pakistan. Calls for greater autonomy and animosity between the eastern and western wings of Pakistan led to a Bengali independence movement. That movement, led by the Awami League (AL) and supported by India, won the independence war for Bangladesh in 1971, during which at least 300,000 civilians died.

The post-independence AL government faced daunting challenges and in 1975 was overthrown by the military, triggering a series of military coups that resulted in a military-backed government and subsequent creation of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in 1978. That government also ended in a coup in 1981, followed by military-backed rule until democratic elections occurred in 1991. The BNP and AL alternated in power between 1991 and 2013, with the exception of a military-backed, emergency caretaker regime that suspended parliamentary elections planned for January 2007 in an effort to reform the political system and root out corruption. That government returned the country to fully democratic rule in December 2008 with the election of the AL and Prime Minister Sheikh HASINA.

In January 2014, the incumbent AL won the national election by an overwhelming majority after the BNP boycotted, extending HASINA's term as prime minister. With the help of international development assistance, Bangladesh has reduced the poverty rate from over half of the population to less than a third, achieved Millennium Development Goals for maternal and child health, and made great progress in food security since independence. The economy has grown at an annual average of about 6% over the last two decades and the country reached World Bank lower-middle income status in 2015.

(From the CIA World Factbook)

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