Pahela Falgun, the first day of spring of Bengali month Falgun, will be celebrated today with flowers, poems, songs and dances. It brings joys and colours both in nature and life. 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. Especially the “Krishnachura” brings the news of spring first.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 this day with great joys, 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 adorning floral ornaments while boys wear colorful panjabis to welcome the arrival of spring. Bakultola of the Faculty of Fine Arts (Charukala) of Dhaka University (DU) is the centre point of the festival. Thousands of young men and women gather in the morning and celebrate the day singing songs, reciting poems and dancing. The entire DU campus and the Ekeushy Boi mela premises become the best place to hang out with friends, family members and beloved ones. Pohela Falgun brings joys, colours and hopes not only in the nature but also in the lives and minds of the people of all ages. Jatiya Boshonto Utshab Udjapan Parishad arranges the main programmes of the day for around two decades. The parishad will arrange protest dances, songs and recitation of poems except regular programmes. Joint secretary of the parishad Manjurul Islam Sweet told BSS the first phase of the daylong celebration begins with the song of singer Akram Hossain’s “Eso Raj” at 7 in the morning at the Faculty of Fine Arts (Charukala) Dhaka University, followed by colorful procession, dances and songs. The function will continue from 3.30 pm to 8.30 pm simultaneously at Bakultala, Bahadurshah Park at Laxmibazar in Old Dhaka, and Rabindrasarobar at Dhanmondi.The function will be organized for the second time at the Bahadurshah Park to reach out the breeze of Basnata.