Like in other areas of cooperation, the cultural ties between Korea and Bangladesh are gaining momentum as well. There are regular visits of cultural troupes from both the countries.
Building of permanent ‘Shaheed Minar’
In 2017, a permanent Shaheed Minar was built at Multicultural Park in Ansan with the active support and cooperation of the Ansan City Corporation. Which is an epitome of strong and growing cultural ties between the two countries.
Bangladesh Embassy participates in various cultural events in cooperation with Korean organizations to bring the sights and sounds of Bangladesh to the Korean people, which are as follow:
Migrants Arirang Multicultural Festival (MAMF):
Bangladesh has been a regular participant in the Migrants Arirang Multicultural Festival (MAMF). Bangladesh was selected as the ‘Country of Honour’ in the 2017 event and participated with a 50 member cultural troupe from Bangladesh led by Mr. Asaduzzaman Noor, MP, Hon’ble Cultural Minister, Besides, Bangladesh placed first in the rally competition during the event.
Seoul Friendship Fair:
Seoul Friendship Fair is one of the largest multicultural festivals of Korea. The annual event is held in Seoul. Various cultural programs are showcased in the event, including traditional performances, traditional foods from different nations, an international costume show etc. Bangladesh Embassy regularly participates in the Fair with food and craft stalls. Bangladesh also displays its rich cultural heritage through participating in the cultural event.
Itaewon Global Festival:
Itaewon Global Festival is an event that combines the Korean traditional culture and foreign culture. The event takes place at Itaewon, a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic area in Seoul every year. The people get to enjoy various culture exchange and food exhibition, colourful multi-cultural parade etc. Bangladesh Embassy displays traditional craft items in its booth which attracts a large crowd every year. The Embassy also regularly participates in the cultural performance and parade.
Seoul Bangla Film Festival
The Embassy organizes a Bangladeshi film festival named Seoul Bangla Film Festival to showcase Bangladeshi culture amongst the Korean audience through its cinema. Every year, the Festival shows good quality Bangladeshi films directed by eminent film makers. The Festival attracts a huge number of Korean audiences besides the Bangladeshi expatriates. This year Bangladesh Embassy is organizing the 3rd Seoul-Bangla Film Festival 2018 in association with Korea Culture Association (KCA) and M&M International .