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The Colours of February

Naziba Basher

February brings in a rush of vivid colours in our lives. Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo

“The many colours of spring will bring us joy
For the season and then we will have
A beautiful summer filled with God's amazing Grace
His beauty he has given us in our lives is price less “
- Anonymous.

With the blossoming of different beautiful flowers, the month of February is unique in comparison to the other months of the year. Somehow when the word 'February' comes to mind, a rush of vivid colours enter ones imagination along with it. What makes February different and lovable is the storm of colours that most youngsters adorn themselves with for different reasons when there is an occasion or not.

First comes the 13th of February. As we all know, it is the first of Phalgun or the beginning of Boshonto (Spring). Phalgun, like February, comes with its own colour code. Yellow, green, red and orange spill drown the streets as young students all over the country celebrate this day with great spirits. During Phalgun most people buy the outfits from the more deshi stores around town. Deshi Dosh in Bashundhara City that consists of little outlets of the many stores that are loved by

Photo: Star
Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo
  Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo

young students around town Prabartana, Deshaal, Shada Kalo, Kay Kraft, Rong, Anjan's, Bibiana, Banglar Mela, Nipun and Nogordola. Apart from these stores, there is Jatra and Aarong where anyone is bound to get the deshi clothing of choice. Not just sari, but kameez and kurta are worn on this day too by young girls. Boys on the other hand opt for panjabi's but kurta's are always amongst the options.Stores such as Piran and Ideas are great for colourful and deshi accessories.

On the 13th of February, everyone is bound to get out of their house at least once. Whether going to Bakul tala, Ramna Bot Tala or Rabindra Sharabar at any time from morning to evening to enjoy the harmonious music and rhythmic dance performances or just enjoying a day out with friends and family to take part in the festivity like the rest of the country, Pohela Phalgun will never go unnoticed.

“Love was a feeling completely bound up with colour, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other.”
-Paulo Coelho

Then of course, the next day is Valentine's day that is defined with the colour of love. Almost the whole world, let alone the whole country, turns bright red on the 14th of February. The reason for February to be called the month of love is particularly this day. People of all walks of life, including 'love struck' students, dress up for their loved ones in red. On this occasion, people dress up in fancy clothes either in western or eastern outfit. While some choose to wear red jamdani saris along with the red flowers to adorn their hair, some choose to wear a funky red top with tights or jeans to look a little more laid back but 'romantic' none the less. Most girls and boys choose to get their clothes from Doja where one can get a fantastic array of western clothes starting from t-shirts and jeans to dresses and tights that go perfectly with the occasion.

Photo: Zahid I Khan

Colours have an effect on the mood. Bright colours such as yellow, orange, red and green have the power to evoke emotions such as joy and happiness. The month of February, the welcoming of Phalgun and the warmth of Spring come into our lives gushing with different, bright, playful colours to keep us warm and happy throughout the whole month. Let us celebrate spring rightfully, let us delve deep into joy and paint the air with the colours of life!

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