Boshonto Utshob – The Festival Of Love In Bengal
Boshonto Utshob means Spring Festival. Where most the countries only have four seasons,
Bangladesh has six
. Boshonto or Spring is the 6th season in Bangladesh. The Boshonto season involves Falgun and Chaitra. Nature takes a colourful outfit to welcome the king of the seasons.
The Way The Spring Festival Came
Boshonto Utshob is also called the Doljatra or Holi. In the Middle Ages, Emperor Akbar introduced
or Crop year as the Bengali calendar. He also presented 14 festivals on that calendar. Boshonto Utshob was one of them. People from all Bengal communities participated in various folk festivals and fairs during the spring season.
Boshonto Utshob In Bangladesh
The fighting spirit of Bangladeshis rose in the month of Boshonto. Bangladesh started celebrating the
in 1401 Bangla year. Since then, the National Spring Festival Celebration Council has been organizing spring festivals.
Boshonto Utshob Celebration Under Pakistan Reign
The brave fervour and tide of bonding emotions as if they were united are heavily linked with the 8th Falgun or 21st February of 1952. On that day, immortal language martyrs like Salam, Jabbar, Barkat, Shafique shredded fresh red blood on Dhaka’s streets to guard the honour of the mother tongue Bangla. But the Pakistani rulers did not only attack the Bangla language, but they also started to
attack the Bangladeshi
culture. As a protest, Bengalis in East Bengal were keen to restore their cultural heritage by ignoring the Pakistani regime’s torture.
Pahela Falgun As The Day Of Affection And Love
For many people, Boshonto is the season of love. The king of the seasons returns every year with the message of love. People have been celebrating Valentine’s day for several decades, but our
also significantly impacts people’s minds and hearts.
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