It is the first day of spring of Bengali month Falgun, of the Bengali calendar. After the dryness of winter new leaves start to come out again adorning the branches with colourful flowers such as Shimul, Polash and Marigold. Celebrated in Bangladesh, West Bengal and other Indian states, the 1st of Falgun usually falls on 13th February of the Gregorian Calender. This day is marked with colourful celebration and traditionally, women wear yellow saris with flower ornaments and men wear colourful panjabis to celebrate this day. Celebrations are held in various areas where there is folk music and dance, poems and drama with of course mouthwatering food being served all around you.

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