Lalon Shah Festival in Bangladesh – by Allison Joyce

 Lalon Shah Festival

Photographer Allison Joyce shares photos of the Lalon Shah festival in Bangladesh.

This was a really unique assignment. It felt a little bit like the Woodstock of Bangladesh!

The Lalon Shah festival is an annual festival celebrating the life and death of Fakir Lalon Shah, who was a Bangladeshi mystic, baul, philosopher, musician, writer and advocate of religious tolerance. Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims follow his teachings and attend the festival, which comprises of 3 days of music, dance, and consumption of marijuana, which is referred to as ‘siddhi’, or enlightenment.

See more photos on Allison’s blog.

Lalon Shah Festival

Lalon Shah Festival

Lalon Shah Festival

Lalon Shah Festival

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