Victory day is on 16 December is a public holiday. This day has a great significance to all the Bangladeshi.
Bangladeshi freedom fighters fought for 9 months to achieve their victory and get it free from Pakistan. After having a bloody war, on 16 December Bangladesh became officially independent.
Victory Day / 16 December
Victory Day is the day when Bangladesh became independent. It became independent in 1971. The history of Victory Day is full of pride and as well as sorrow.
History of Victory Day
Till 16 December 1971 Bangladesh was known as East Pakistan. At that time, there were 2 division of Pakistan, East Pakistan and West Pakistan. East Pakistan was always dominated by West Pakistan. Finally, their oppression became unbearable.
In a speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 7th March 1971, he made the decoration of the independence of East Pakistan. On 26 March 2016, it was announced countrywide. Then started one of the most violent war between East Pakistan (Bangladesh and West Pakistan.
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It was one of the most pathetic and violent wars of the 20th century. More than 3 million (30 lacks) people died and 2 lack women were raped during the war. At last finally, East Pakistan became free from West Pakistan.
India played a great role to free East Pakistan from West Pakistan. During the liberation war, lots of Bangladeshi went to India and India accepted them. Besides, India trained many of the Bangladeshi fighters and they had a great contribution to the war. India also enforced their armies to fight against Pakistan.