Health Desk- Feb 13, 2019: Pahela Falgun, the first day of spring in Bengali calendar, is being celebrated across the country on Wednesday with young men and women joining various cultural functions wearing dazzling dresses.
People, particularly college and university students, attend programmes to celebrate the day.
Women wear colourful flowers such as shimul, polash and marigold on the day. They adorn themselves with ‘Bashonti’ colour dresses (yellow, orange and red).
Jatiya Boshonto Utshab Udjapan Parishad has been arranging the main programmes on the occasion for around two decades.
It will arrange various programmes, including rendering of songs, recitation of poems on the Dhaka University campus to celebrate Pahela Falgun. Bakultola at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University is the main venue of the programmes.