Everything in nature gives a feeling of youthfulness or brightness. We can assume it as a new birth of the nature. Pohela Falgun is the first day of spring in the Bengali month of Falgun at Bangladesh. This season is the king of all seasons of Bangladesh. Pohela means that first and Falgun is eleventh month of Bengali calendar. It is being celebrated with flowers, songs, poems and dances. It takes joys and colors both in life and nature.
After the winter season the dryness being reduces. The new green leaves of trees start to come out again. The nature decorates with the branches and new colorful flowers such as Polash, Marigold and Shimul. Particularly the “Krishnachura” carries the news of spring first with red color.
Pohela Falgun is celebrated in Bangladesh and West Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Tripura and Orrisa in India. The first of Falgun usually plunges on 13th February. This day is marked with colorful festivity and traditionally. Women wear yellow saris called bashonti sari to celebrate this day with great enjoyment. This Bengali festival is known as Bosonto Utsob. Mind blowing tune of birds and colorful flowers give a mild touch of the sunshine. As well as everything of these make people feel that the springtime is nature’s festival.
The festival-loving Bangladeshi people welcome and celebrate this day with great joy, love and in a colorful manner. The glowing red and yellow are the envoy colors of Pohela Falgun. Bengalis are blown up themselves with these two primary colors. Girls are dressed in saris and boys wear colorful panjabis to greeting the arrival of spring.
People gather at Bakultola of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University to celebrate this day. It is the centre point of this festival. Thousands of men and women gather in the morning and celebrate. The entire Dhaka University campus and the Ekeushy Boi mela grounds become the best location to hang out with family members, friends and beloved ones.
Model: Hafsha Zaman Anney