In Bangladesh, paan is chewed throughout the country by all classes. Prior to British rule, it was chewed without tobacco. It is offered to the guests and used in festivals irrespective of religion. A mixture called Dhakai Paan Khili (like a roll) is famous in Bangladesh and the subcontinent.
The sweet paan of the Khasi tribe is famous for its special quality. It has become a ritual, tradition and culture of Bangladeshi society. Adult women gather with pandani along with friends and relatives in leisure time.