“A thing of beauty is a joy forever”, written by English romantic poet John Keats, seemed echoing in every nook and corner of the capital and elsewhere in the country as thousands of people specially the youths welcomed the arrival of spring with attiring colorful dresses on Wednesday (Feb 13).
Sweet dreams, quiet breathing and loveliness characterized the youths with 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, reports BSS.
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 was 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 organized different programmes including rendering songs and recitation of poems except regular programmes.
The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair draw a huge crowd today as the book-loving people thronged 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 witnessed 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 touching hearts 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.