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Falgun

Posted On: Monday, January 22, 2018
By: First Last

Fālgun or Phālgun (Bengaliফাল্গুনAssameseফাগুনNepaliफाल्गुन) 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 BangladeshNepāl and Assam. The first of Falgun usually falls on 13 February of the Gregorian Calendar.[2]

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 NepālHoli, 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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