19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Fishing festival

Fishing festival is one of the old traditional festivals in Bangladesh. Hundreds of villagers, fishermen take part in this festival spontaneously with bamboo made fishing tools, in knee-deep water forgetting their woes of the summer and cheering with their mates when they trap fishes with their trap. Fish festivals usually take place in late winter as the water of the low land area begins to dry up and the farmlands aren't prepared yet to harvest new crops in the riverine regions of the country. So people of all ages, sitting idle at home or yearning for an adventure, participate in the festival while hundreds of others enjoy the event. Local people are catching a lot of different types of fish in ponds, bills, lakes etc.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Pabna, Bangladesh
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Azim Khan Ronnie