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Pahela Falgun

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Bangladeshi girls taking Selfie at Pohela Falgun Pohela Falgun (Bengali: ????? ???????, P˘hela Falgun or ????? ???????, P˘ela Falgun), also known as the first day of Spring of the Bengali month Falgun, is a festival celebrated in Bangladesh. The celebration was started in 1991 by students of Dhaka University's Faculty of Fine Arts. The first of Falgun usually falls on 13 February of the Gregorian Calendar. However, due to changes to the Bangla calendar, from 2020 onwards Pohela Falgun is celebrated on February 14. The festival in Bangladesh also celebrated as Basanta Utsab (Bengali: ????? ????; Spring Festival),


Etymology

In Bengali, Pohela stands for 'first' and 'Falgun' or is the eleventh month of the Bengali calendar.


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