Thousands of People specially the youths across the country are welcoming the arrival of spring with attiring colorful dresses particularly yellow or red panjabees and sharees and presenting flowers to their soul mates as a token of their profound love bringing joys and colours in life.
Bangalees mark the spring festival on the first day of Bengali month of Falgun. It is also called Pohela Falgun.
Clad in yellow attires with brunches of flowers in the hair bun and hands, hundreds of young girls and boys thronged the Bakultala on the premises of Fine Arts Faculty at Dhaka University (DU), the centre point of the festival to celebrate spring, singing songs, reciting poems and dancing.
The entire DU campus including Teachers-Students Centre (TSC), Arts Faculty, Curzon Hall, University Mall (Mall Chattar) and the compound of Amar Ekeushy Granthamela has turned into the best place to hang out with friends, family members and beloved ones.
Jatiya Boshonto Utshab Udjapan Parishad has been arranging the main programmes of the day for around two decades.
The parishad is arranging different programmes including rendering songs and recitation of poems except regular programmes.
The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair is expected to draw a huge crowd today as the book-loving people will throng the fair on the very special day with their friends and family members.
Since morning, Suhrawardy Udyan, Ramna Park, Dhanmondi Lake, Rabindra Sarabar and other amusement places and recreation centers has been seeing a rush of festival loving people.
As spring has arrived with blossom of flowers and new leaves in trees, nature is getting fresh and colorful shape that touchs heart and minds of all ages of people
The spring has been depicted as the king of all seasons in poetry for its extra-ordinary beauty of nature. After the dryness of winter, new leaves start to come out again and the nature adorns the branches with new colorful flowers like Shimul, Polash and Marigold denoting the message of arrival of spring.
"O Wind, If Winter comes, can spring be far behind?" English romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley described the arrival of Spring in his famous poem 'Ode to the West Wind'.
In his another poem he wrote: "And the Spring arose on the garden fair/Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast/Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest".
Everything in nature gives an impression of youthfulness or freshness as if the nature takes a new birth. Colorful flowers, melody of birds or mild touch of the sunshine - everything will make you feel that springtime is the nature's festival.
The festival-loving Bangladeshi people welcome and celebrate the day with great joys and 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 wearing floral ornaments while boys wear colorful panjabis to welcome the arrival of spring.-BSS