DOT Desk: The essence of the Bengali month Falgun continues to add colour to the venue of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair and has doubled the festive mood and joy among visitors, reports Dhaka Tribune.
People were gathering at the book fair amid a festive ambience wearing colourful sarees, flower headbands and panjabis on the Bangla Academy premises as well as the Suhrawardy Udyan on the weekend yesterday.
Besides, on Pohela Falgun, the venue was transformed into colourful and enchanting spaces, adorned with banners, festoons and flowers. The atmosphere at the venue has been complemented by a colourful gathering of individuals who were unable to celebrate Pohela Falgun. The book fair is an essential cultural event for the people of Bangladesh as it not only exhibits the country’s literary heritage but also emphasizes the significance of reading books. The fair is a celebration of Bangladeshi literature and culture that brings together bibliophiles from all over the country. Additionally, the book fair provides the opportunity for readers and authors to interact and connect with one another. Similarly, the festivities of Pohela Falgun are intimately tied with the Bengali language and literature. Falgun conveys delightfulness and colour to both nature and everyday life.
Nature creates an atmosphere of freshness and youthfulness that gives an impression as if the country is born anew. Those who missed out on the opportunity of celebrating Pohela Falgun had their fair share of Falgun delightfulness on Friday. Akib and Orthy from Mohakhali, who attended the book fair on Friday, told Dhaka Tribune they were unhappy as they could not celebrate Valentine’s Day because of emergency work.