This two day is observed on the birth anniversary of the noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore — writer of our national anthem — on 25th Baishakh (May) and National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam — national poet of Bangladesh — on 11th Jaystha (May). Their death anniversaries are also marked in the same way. Big gatherings and song sessions organized by socio-cultural organizations are salient features of the observance of the days.
To commemorate the sacrifice of martyrs who laid down their lives for the sake of Bengali language on Ekushey February, Amor Ekushey Grontho Mela (Amor Ekushey Book Fair) is held during the month of February. This is the biggest book fair in Bangladesh where countless Bangladeshi people come to fulfill their hunger for knowledge.