Pahela Falgun

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Bangladeshi girls taking Selfie at Pahela Falgun festival.

Pahela Falgun (Bengali: পহেলা ফাল্গুনPôhela Falgun or পয়লা ফাল্গুন Pôela Falgun), first day of Spring of Bengali month Falgun, of the Bengali calendar, celebrated in Bangladesh[1] it was started in 1991 by students of Dhaka University's Faculty of Fine Arts.[2] The first of Falgun usually falls on 13 February of the Gregorian Calendar.[3] This day is marked with colourful celebration and traditionally, women wear yellow saris to celebrate this day. This celebration is also known as Basanta Utsab (Bengali: বসন্ত উৎসব; Spring Festival).


In Bengali, Pahela stands for 'first' and 'Falgun' or 'Fagun' is eleventh month of the Bengali calendar.

See also


  1. ^ "Pohela Falgun celebrated". The Daily Star. 14 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Falgun Fest at DU: How it all began". The Daily Star. 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Nepali Date Converter". Retrieved 2013-06-21. 

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