Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | ePaper

Welcome Pahela Falgun Valentine's Day today

  • Print


A black-headed Oriole is about to enjoy nectar from Palash flowers (Butea Monosperma) heralding the Pahela Falgun. This photo was taken around Curzon Hall of Dhaka University on Thursday.



People are set to witness a more colourful and joyous day on Friday as this year both Pahela Falgun, the first day of Spring, and the Valentine's Day will be celebrated on the weekend.
The festival-loving Bangladeshi people are ready to welcome and celebrate the day with great joy and love in a colourful manner.
Falgun is the eleventh month in the Bengali calendar and the first month of the season, Spring, the king of all the six seasons that brings back warm sunshine, budding flowers and dancing of birds.
Keeping pace with the rest of the world, Bangladeshis also celebrate the Valentine's Day with their beloved ones.
Valentine's Day is a much-sought day for young couples. It is an occasion for them to go on long hangout wearing dazzling dresses to express love to each other exchanging flowers and gifts.
There is little doubt that the city is going to wear a different look on Friday with young revellers roaming around the city.
There are various arrangements in the capital to welcome the spring. Different socio-cultural organisations will hold various programmes, including music festivals, on the Dhaka University campus throughout the day.
Marking the Valentine's Day, various restaurants in big cities of the country have arranged special offers. Different gift shops are also trying to boost their businesses on the occasion with varied range of gift items.
Both shopping malls and online business pages offered special gifts or matching clothes for their loved ones, while flower markets are busy stocking red roses for the day.
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an ancient Roman tradition which has been celebrated in European countries for ages.
These days it is widely celebrated in Asia, including Bangladesh, thanks to its fast globalization.

More News For this Category

It is no credit to delay in arresting and stopping these criminals earlier

RAB raided two flats on Sunday belonging to Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papiya and her husband Mofizur Rahman Sumon after arresting them from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport

BB sets 9pc lending rates for all sectors except credit cards

Staff Reporter  :Bangladesh Bank has finally set a single-digit lending rate on loans in line with the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.The central bank issued a circular on Monday

HC questions legality of 2 sections under DSA

Staff Reporter :The High Court on Monday questioned the legality of two sections under the Digital Security Act involving the publishing of false or intimidating information, and crimes and penalty

 Papiya put on 15-day remand

Papiya put on 15-day remand

Two courts here on Monday placed suspended Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papiya on a 15-day remand in three cases filed against her with Airport and Sher-e-Banglanagar police stations.Papiya's

GP ordered to pay BTRC rest Tk 1000cr in 3 months

Staff Reporter :The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Grameen Phone (GP) to pay the remaining amount of Tk 1000 crore to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission

Salman Shah committed suicide, not murdered: PBI

Staff Reporter  :Popular silver screen actor Shahriar Chowdhury Imon, widely know as Salman Shah, was not murdered, but he committed suicide over family feud in 1996, says a report of

Minimum cost Tk 3.15 lakh

Staff Reporter :The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft Hajj Package-2020, fixing the minimum cost for an intending pilgrim at Tk 3.15 lakh under package-3 of the government.According to the

 Big lead for Tigers

Big lead for Tigers

Mushfiqur Rahim's third double century in Test cricket came with added bonanza as he became the highest run-getter for Bangladesh in Test cricket. Mushfiqur's double century powered Bangladesh to pile

All criminals to face action, says Quader

Papiya, whatever her identity is, will face legal action as an 'offender' based on what crimes she has committed, said Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday."The government has

Coronavirus death toll crosses 2,500

AFP, Beijing :China's death toll from the new coronavirus rose to 2,592 on Monday, after the National Health Commission reported 150 more fatalities, all but one in the epicentre of