Falgun

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Celebration stage of 1st day of Falgun, beginning of spring season in Bangladesh, 2014

Fālgun or Phālgun (Bengali: ফাল্গুন, Assamese: ফাগুন, Nepali: फाल्गुन) is the eleventh month in the Bengali calendar[1] and Nepali calendar. This month is named after the star Uttorfalguni (উত্তরফাল্গুনী Uttôrfalguni). It marks the arrival of spring, the sixth and final season in Bangladesh, Nepāl and Assam. The first of Falgun usually falls on 13 February of the Gregorian Calendar.[2]

Culture[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

The first day of Falgun is celebrated as Pohela Falgun in Bangladesh,[3] the celebrations first took place in 1991 and where organised Fine Arts Institute of Dhaka University.[4]

Nepāl[edit]

In Nepāl, Holi, known locally as Fāgu Purnimā (फागुपुर्णिमा), falls during a full moon night of this month. In many parts of the country, especially in the urban areas, this day is celebrated by spraying colorful water-filled "pumps" (pichkari, पिचकारी) and colorful powders at each other. Traditionally, women wear yellow saris to celebrate this day.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bangabda - Banglapedia". en.banglapedia.org. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Nepali Date Converter". nepcal.com. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Ushering in Pahela Falgun". The Daily Star. 2017-02-14. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  4. ^ "Falgun Fest at DU: How it all began". The Daily Star. 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  5. ^ "Nepali Calendar". nepcal.com. Retrieved 2013-06-21.