On December 16, 1971, the then East Pakistan under the leadership of founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, won its emancipation and emerged as an independent state, Bangladesh, reports Xinhua news agency.
The national flag was hoisted atop all government and private buildings while other public places were illuminated and roads decorated with flags and festoons across the country.
However, there was no parade in Dhaka this year due to the national elections slated for December 30.
The day is a public holiday in Bangladesh.
Special prayers were being offered in mosques, temples, pagodas and other places of worship.
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