Workers of the Independent Garments in Chattogram enjoyed a festive weekend on Friday as they joined the "Gaye Holud" (a pre-wedding ritual in Bangladesh) of their employer's daughter.
The workers clad in yellow Panjabis and Sharis started gathering on the factory premises at Nasirabad area of the port city from afternoon.
As many as 1,500 apparel workers took part in and anchored the occasion. The workers rejoiced the event, dancing and singing.
Gaye Holud is an occasion while the bride got exfoliated with turmeric and other fragrant herbs.
The bride Saika Tafannum Priti is the only daughter of the garment owner SM Abu Tayyab.
Tayyab, director of the Chittagong Chamber and first vice-president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, said he treats his staffers as his family.
"I do not like the employer-employee gap and always try to interact with them," said the businessman.
He said, "Priti is my only daughter and she often visits the factory. My workers were interested in her wedding. So I invited them."
The post-wedding reception has been arranged at the Navy Convention Centre in the port city on Sunday.