Pahela Falgun being celebrated countrywide


Pahela Falgun, the first day of Spring in the Bengali month of Falgun, is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday in a colourful environment.

Falgun is the eleventh month in the Bengali calendar and the first month of the season, Spring, the king of all the six seasons.

The first of Falgun is known as Pahela Falgun and usually falls on February 13 of the Gregorian calendar.

After the dryness of winter, new leaves start to come out again and the nature adorns the branches with new colorful flowers such as shimul and polash.

The season spreads through the next month, Chaitra, the last month of Bengali year.

The Spring’s flowers such as shimul, polash, marigold are being worn by women, who adorn themselves with ‘Bashonti’ clothing – mostly in yellow, orange and red.

Dhaka University has always been the cultural heartbeat of the city, hence it is the venue for all cultural celebration, and Pohela Falgun this year is no different.

Bakultola of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University (DU) is the centre point of the festival.

Jatiya Boshonto Utshab Udjapan Parishad is arranging the main programmes of the day for around two decades.

The parishad is arranging different programs including songs and recitation of poems except regular programs.

Different private universities and colleges have also arranged programs, marking the day.