Barsha Utsab

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Barsha Utsab (Bengali: বর্ষা উৎসব Barṣā uṯsaba) also known an Barsha Mangal Utsab is a day-long Monsoon salutation festival celebrated in Bangladesh. The festival date is set according to the lunisolar Bengali calendar as the first day of its third month Asharh, usually falls on 15 June of the Gregorian Calendar.[1][2] [3]This day is marked with colourful celebration included singing performances, drama, poetry recitation, screening of cinemas on rain, puppet show, Hilsha Fest and many other programmes.[4][5] Traditionally women wear sky blue saris to celebrate the first day of Wet season.[6][7][8]

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  2. ^ "Monsoon festival celebrated in capital, calls for rain water conservation - Dhaka Tribune". Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  3. ^ "'Monsoon Festival' held in city". Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  4. ^ Times, The Myanmar. "Come rain or shine: Monsoon festivals around Asia". Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  5. ^, Hafez Ahmed @. "'Barsha Festival' held in city". Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Monsoon sets in rhythm". 16 June 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  7. ^ Independent, The. "Udichi Shilpigosthi celebrates first day of monsoon". Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  8. ^, Hafez Ahmed at. "Barsha Utsab at Charukala today". Retrieved 7 April 2017.