The Ministry of Cultural Affairs has postponed the folk and craft fair and folk festival in Sonargaon amid the increase of coronavirus infection in the country.
Bangladesh Folk and Crafts Foundation Deputy Director Rabiul Islam confirmed the matter on Sunday.
The fair was supposed to begin on January 21. But considering the present coronavirus situation, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs announced the postponement of the fair, Rabiul added.
He also said that the new date of the festival will be announced soon after the coronavirus situation will improve.
According to Bangladesh Folk Arts and Crafts Foundation, the main objective of the fair is to restore, collect, preserve, research, display and revives the folk and handicraft traditions of Bangladesh and the endangered folk traditions of the remote areas.