Falgun

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For the month in the Hindu Calendar and Indian national calendar, see Phalguna.
Celebration stage of 1st day of Falgun, beginning of spring season in Bangladesh, 2014

Falgun (Bengali: ফাল্গুন, Assamese: ফাগুন, Nepali: फाल्गुन) is the eleventh month in the Bengali calendar and Nepali calendar. This month is named after the star উত্তরফাল্গুনী Uttôrfalguni. It marks the arrival of spring, the sixth and final season in Bangladesh, Nepal and Assam. The first of Falgun usually falls on 13 February of the Gregorian Calendar.[1] The first day of Falgun is celebrated as Pohela Falgun in Bangladesh. In Nepal the first day of Falgun is marked with colourful celebration of the advent of spring called Holi, known locally as Fagu (फागु). Traditionally, women wear yellow saris to celebrate this day.[2]

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  1. ^ "Nepali Date Converter". nepcal.com. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Nepali Calendar". nepcal.com. Retrieved 2013-06-21.