Pahela Falgun

Bangladeshi girls taking a selfie at a Pahela Falgun festival.

Pahela Falgun (Bengali: পহেলা ফাল্গুনPôhela Falgun or পয়লা ফাল্গুন Pôela Falgun), also known as the first day of Spring of the Bengali month Falgun, is a holiday celebrated in Bangladesh and Indian state of West Bengal[1]. The celebration was started in 1991 by students of Dhaka University's Faculty of Fine Arts.[2] The first of Falgun usually falls on 14 February of the Gregorian Calendar.[3] The holiday is also known as Basanta Utsab (Bengali: বসন্ত উৎসব; Spring Festival).


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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Pohela Falgun celebrated". The Daily Star. 14 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Falgun Fest at DU: How it all began". The Daily Star. 2017-02-13. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  3. ^ "Nepali Date Converter". Retrieved 2013-06-21.