president Ziaur Rahman ordered the completion of the half-finished highway between Dhaka and Mymensingh via Bhaluka. In 2012, the bus fare in the city was around TK.100-220 (US$1.45-$2.75) per person. However, rickshaw (Auto rickshaw) is the main mode of transportation within the city area and the growth of the number of cars is highly progressive. Three-wheelers started to ply toward the end of the 1990s. Train is by far the cheapest means to get to Mymensingh: Narayanganj-Bahadurabad
the Mohakhali bus stop.The city was linked with Dhaka after the railway lines were connected around 1865. The road link to Dhaka was via Tangail until 1979 when president Ziaur Rahman ordered the completion of the half-finished highway between Dhaka and Mymensingh via Bhaluka. In 2012, the bus fare in the city was around TK.160 (US$2) per person. However, rickshaw (Auto rickshaw) is the main mode of transportation within the city area and the growth of the number of cars is highly
progressive. Three-wheelers started to ply toward the end of 1990s. thumb left Intercity `Tista Express' heading towards Dhaka. (Image:Train view.jpg) '''Narsingdi''' ( ''Nôrshingdi'') is a district in central Bangladesh.It is located 50 km north-east of Dhaka, capital (capital (political)) city of Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division, and is the only district in Bangladesh that does not depend solely on agriculture. The district is famous
political factions often collide and police will usually close off the area where parades and rallies are held. Combined with May 3 (see below), this holiday provides for a surefire long weekend in most years and will see many Poles enjoy a holiday outside of their place of residence. * '''Constitution Day''' (''Święto Konstytucji Trzeciego Maja'') - '''3 May''', celebrated in remembrance of the Constitution of 3 May 1791. The document itself was a highly progressive attempt at political reform, and it was Europe's first constitution (and world's second, after the US). Following the partitions, the original Constitution became a highly poignant symbol of national identity and ideals. * '''Pentecost''' (''Zesłanie Ducha Świętego'' or ''Zielone Świątki'') - movable feast, celebrated '''7 weeks after Easter''', which is always on a '''Sunday'''. It is a relatively low-key religious holiday compared to the other listed, or the way it is celebrated in predominantly protestant countries. Since this is a Sunday, it may make little difference in some cases and some Poles do not even know it is a public holiday, but in case of establishments normally open on Sundays you may find them closed on that day. Pentecost is a two-day holiday in many countries, but the second day (Monday) is not a public holiday and not widely celebrated in Poland. * '''The Feast of Corpus Christi''' (''Boże Ciało'') - another movable feast, is celebrated on the '''Thursday''' after Trinity Sunday, or '''sixty days after Easter'''. It is celebrated across the country; in smaller locations virtually the whole village or town becomes involved in a procession, and all traffic is stopped as the procession weaves its way through the streets. * '''Assumption''' (''Wniebowzięcie Najświętszej Marii Panny'') coinciding with ''Day of the Polish Military'' ('''Święto Wojska Polskiego''') - '''15 August''', commemorating the victory of the Polish Army over the invading Soviet (Red) Army in the Battle of Warsaw. The victory was attributed by the religious to the influence of the Virgin Mary. The day is thus marked with both catholic religious festivities and military parades. * '''All Saints Day''' (''Wszystkich Świętych'') - '''1 November'''. In the afternoon people visit graves of their relatives and light candles. After dusk cemeteries glow with thousands of lights and offer a very picturesque scene. If you have the chance, be sure to visit a cemetery to witness the holiday. Many restaurants, bars and cafés will either be closed or close earlier than usual on this holiday. * '''Independence Day''' (''Narodowe Święto Niepodległości'') - '''11 November''', celebrated to commemorate Poland's independence in 1918, after 123 years of partitions and occupation by Austria, Prussia and Russia. Some somber official celebrations, as well as another slew of politically-inspired rallys are bound to be held. Neither would be of particular interest or especially accessible to most tourists. There are also big patriotic demonstrations and marches in larger cities, especially in Warsaw, where they usually end with riots. * '''Christmas Eve''' (''Wigilia Bożego Narodzenia'' or simply ''Wigilia'') - '''24 December''' is actually '''not''' a public holiday, but for the Poles may be more important to celebrate than the Christmas Days itself. is definitely the year's most important feast. According to Catholic tradition, celebration of liturgical feasts starts in the evening of the preceding day (a vigil, hence ''wigilia''). In Polish folklore, this translates into a special family dinner, which traditionally calls for a twelve course meatless meal (representing the twelve apostles), which is supposed to begin in the evening, after the first star can be spotted in the night sky. On Christmas Eve most stores will close around two or three in the afternoon at the latest out of respect for traditions rather than the law. It is also a Polish tradition to do not leave anybody alone on Christmas Eve, so Polish people tend to be extremely hospitable on the evening and on many occasions will invite their lonely friends to participate in the traditional dinner (which is disappointing when turned down). It is also acceptable to ask your friends if you could join them if you're alone. There's also a tradition of Midnight Mass on that day (''Pasterka''), when Christmas carols are sung. * '''Christmas''' (''Boże Narodzenie'') - ''' 25 and 26 December'''. On Christmas days people will still usually stay home and enjoy meals and meetings with families and sometimes close friends. Everything apart from essential services will be closed and public transport will be severely limited. * '''New Year's Eve''' (''Sylwester'') - '''31 December''' is '''not''' a public holiday, but many businesses will close early. Pretty much all hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs will host special balls or parties, requiring previous reservations and carrying hefty price tags. In cities, free open-air parties with live music and firework displays are organized by the authorities on central squares. Regions Poland's administrative regions are called ''województwa'', abbreviated "''woj.''". The word is translated as ''voivodeship'' or ''province''. 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) government minister from 1908 to 1910 and 1913 to 1914, and also served seven terms in the Norwegian Parliament (Storting). The brother-in-law of Katti Anker Møller, the two were responsible for implementing the highly progressive so-called Castberg laws, granting rights to children born out of wedlock. Altogether, he was one of the most influential politicians in the early 20th century Norway.