Desk Report: Pahela Falgun, the first day of spring in the Bengali month of Falgun, is being celebrated today (Tuesday) with flowers, poems, songs and dances. It brings joys and colours both in nature and life.
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, Polash and Marigold. Especially the “Krishnachura” brings the news of spring first.
Everything in nature gives an impression of youthfulness or freshness, as if the nature takes a new birth. Colorful flowers, melody of birds or a mild touch of the sunshine – everything will make you feel that springtime is nature’s festival.
The festival-loving Bangladeshi people welcome and celebrate this day with great joy, love and in a colourful manner. The blazing red and yellow are the representative colours of Pohela Falgun.
Bangalees embellish themselves with these two primary colors. Girls are dressed in “bashonti” (yellow or orange) colored sarees and adorning floral ornaments, while boys wear colorful panjabis to welcome the arrival of spring.
Bakultola of the Faculty of Fine Arts (Charukala) of Dhaka University (DU) is the centre point of the festival.
Thousands of young men and women gather in the morning and celebrate the day by singing songs, reciting poems and dancing.
The entire DU campus and the Ekeushy Boi mela premises become the best places to hang out with friends, family members and beloved ones.
Pohela Falgun brings joy, colour and hope not only in nature, but also in the lives and minds of people of all ages.
risingbd/DHAKA/Feb 13, 2018/Mukul