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Bangladesh is blessed with six seasons: Grisha (summer), Barsha (rainy), Sarat (early autumn), Hemonto(autumn), Shhet (winter), Boshonto (spring). Each season appears with it's own beauty, color, sign and sound.

Pahela Falgoon the first day of Falgoon the 11th month of Bangla calendar marks the beginning of "Boshonto" the spring season in the country and it has special significance in the Bangladeshi culture.

Spring is the king of the season. Nature looks bright and charming.  Trees and plants put their new leaves and twigs on. Most Flowers start to bloom, the Marygold flowers fill the garden's joy. The birds are happy and start singing their melodious songs.

Boshonto utshab is a traditional festival to welcome the spring. Each year thousands of people come to Dhaka the capital city of Bangladesh to enjoy this biggest, colorful celebration from different parts of the country. Folk dances, folk music, Rabindra sangit,Nazrul geeti, drama, recitations and the rallies throughout the city is the main attractions of the spring festival.

Traditionally Bangladeshi people celebrate this occasion wearing yellow color dresses, called "bashoti rang",caring flower on their hands, wearing Marygold flower ornaments , as well as singing spring songs. Some people even paint their faces to make the celebration more interesting. Spring is the most attractive season which brings color and festivities in the lives of Bangladeshi people.

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