Pahela Falgun, the first day of Spring in the Bengali calendar, was feasted across the country amid festivities today.
Faculty of Business Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, Institute of education & research of Dhaka University (DU) was the center point of that celebration.
Thousands of youthful men and women assembled there in the morning and celebrated the day by singing songs, reciting poems and dancing.
The entire DU campus and the Ekushey Book Fair premises became one of the best places to gather with friends, family members, and beloved ones.
Pahela Falgun brings intensity not only to nature but also to the lives and minds of people of all ages.
The day has been designated in Bengali literature as one of the most important festivals of the local culture.
“Flowers blossoming or not, today is Basanto”, wrote Subhash Mukhopadhyay, a famous Bengali poet, describing the arrival of Pahela Falgun.
Girls wear ‘Basanti’ [yellow or orange] saris and floral ornaments while boys clothe themselves in colorful panjabis to welcome the arrival of spring on the day.