There are six seasons in Bangladesh. They are summer, Rainy-season, autumn, Late-autumn, winter and spring. Two months make a season.
Each season has its own features. As the earth continues to move on its orbit, the seasons in Bangladesh change according to the annual motion of the earth. The country is called the playground of the nature. Seasons are the vital role of nature and here the nature changes alternatively after every two months. Such a change is called a season. The people also feel different in each season adapting to the different expression of nature.
Description of the seasons:
The first season in Bengali calendar is the summer. Summer consists of Baishakh and Jaistha. During summer the sun shines hotly and the heat is quite warm. Water goes dry, ponds, tanks, canals, lakes, streams and small rivers go dry. There is scarcity of water everywhere during this period. People have difficulty to work at ease. Summer is also the season of various fruits, various seasonal fruits ripe then. Sometimes tropical storms sweep over the country and cause harm and render many people homeless.
After summer, comes the rainy season. It is the second season. ‘Ashar’ and ‘Sravan’ are the months of rains. The sky is overcast with clouds and the sun cannot be seen for hours even for days. It rains heavily now and then. Roads become muddy. Sometimes it rains Cats and dogs and sometimes in small drops. Ponds, canals, lakes and rivers are full to the brim. The earth and roads are wet and muddy. Rain is a great blessing for Bangladesh. At this time people move mainly travel by boats. Sometimes it rains so heavily that it causes flood which brings untold miseries to the people. Sometimes floods occur and people suffer. The main two crops of Bangladesh, rice and jute, grow in this season.
After the rain comes the Autumn. Bhadra and Arshin are the months of this season. Rain is not so copious. The sky is clear and white clouds float in the sky. The sky looks deep blue and flowers bloom in this season. Days and nights are almost equal.
The autumn rolls into the late autumn. ‘Kartic’ and ‘Agrahayan’ are the months of the autumn. Dew-drops begin to fall. Paddy ripens and is cut down in this season. It is the season of dew and farmers look happy. They are kept busy at harvesting. They perform the Nabanna Utsav. It also hints at the arrival of winter.
The late autumn is followed by winter. ‘Poush’ and ‘Magh’ are the months of winter. Winter normally looks gloomy. It is very cold then and days are shorter and nights are longer. Trees become bare of leaves. People shiver in cold and the poor suffer much from cold. They gather dry leaves and straw to warm themselves. Birds and other animals also suffer from cold. People wrap themselves with quilt and blanket when they go to bed at night. Various delicious vegetables grow in this season and people which people relish. It is the season of fog and transportation is hindered greatly.
Spring is the best of all seasons. 'Falgoon' and 'Chaitra' make this season. It is called the king of seasons. The spring comes after winter. It is the season of Flowers. It is neither too cold nor too hot. The most pleasant and enjoyable part of the year is Spring. New leaves shoot out. Trees and plants look beautiful. The Earth smiles with fresh beauty. In this season the sky is not cloudy, the sky is bright. And at night the moon arrives at full blossom and there is joy in every mind. Although the spring is the season of flowers, the cuckoo is an attraction of this season. The sweet song of cuckoo moves our mind with joy. Not only cuckoo but also other birds like Doel, Myna sing songs sweetly in this season. The flower blooms and gives us sweet scent all around. The gentle breeze blows. More over all the beauty of this season is enjoyable. All other seasons have demerits and disadvantages, but the spring season has no demerits. It has only good side. There is a joy in nature everywhere.
Thus moves the cycle of six seasons. Each season has its own influence on the people of Bangladesh. We are lucky to have six seasons in our country.
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