Pahela Falgun celebrated across Bangladesh

Pahela Falgun celebrated across Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Feb 13 – The Jatiya Basanta Utsab Udjapan Parishad organised a cultural programme in Dhaka early Tuesday morning marking the srart of Pahela Falgun celebration. It was foillowed by a colourful procession, programmes of dance and songs which ended around 10am.Charukola, the premises of Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University, became the meeting place of thousands of people on the occasion of Pahela Falgun, the first day of Spring.
Pahela Falgun attracted huge crowd on DU campus, specially ‘Bakultola’, the hub of all festivals of the campus.
Thousands of people from all walks of life came to the place to welcome the season of freshness wearing colourful attire and flowers.
The Jatiya Basanta Parishad has been organising the programme since 1401 to celebrate the seasonal festival, said Shafi Ahmed, one of the organisers of the event.
As nature is fading away from the urban life, we started this practice to welcome the first day of the Spring following the tradition of Shantiniketon introduced by Rabindranath Tagore so that people can enjoy and celebrate the day every year and get bound in the bond of love and colours, he added.
“Spring is the season of love and colours. We sacrificed lives to protect our language in this month” said Freedom Fighter Krishna Raman, another organiser of the programme. All these make this day closer to the people, she added.
After the dryness of winter, people welcome the day with flowers, floral headbands, colourful bangles, music and dances.
Some of the visitors said, spring brings new hope, new promise and new aspirations to the life.
Falgun is the eleventh month in the Bengali calendar and the first month of the Spring season, the king of all six seasons in the Bengali calendar that brings back warm sunshine, budding flowers and dancing birds.
The first of Falgun is known as Pahela Falgun and usually falls on February 13 of the Gregorian calendar. – UNB

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