Bangladesh is the favourite playground of nature. Nature has decorated this ground with six seasons. Each season consists of two months. The Seasons of Bangladesh are the summer, rainy season, autumn, late autumn, winter, and spring. There is a great variety of features of these seasons. As a result, nature never gets monotonous for us.
Summer: Summer is the first season in the Bengali calendar. Baishakh and Jaistha are the summer months. During summer, the sun shines hotly. The water of ponds, canals, small rivers, etc. dries up. People cannot work with ease in the scorching heat. Schools and colleges remain closed for some days. The northwesterly blows sometimes in a terrible form. On the other hand, this is the season of juicy fruits. Various seasonal fruits are ripe in this season.
Rainy season: The Bengali months ‘Ashar’ and ‘Shravan’ constitute the rainy season. In this season, the sky remains cloudy and it rains heavily. Sometimes, it rains for days together. Often the rivers overflow and cause a flood. The roads get muddy. About 60-70% of the total yearly rainfall is recorded in this season. The season is regarded as a blessing because the agriculture of Bangladesh depends largely on rainwater.
Autumn: Bhadra and ‘Aswin’ are the months of autumn. The cloudy sky clears up at the advent of autumn. White and light patches of cloud are noticed here and there in the sky. But rain is not so copious in this season. The principal cash crop of Bangladesh ‘Jute’ is harvested and prepared for sale in this season. The season also has its own flattery decoration.
Late Autumn: After the autumn, there appears the late autumn or ‘Hemanta’. Bengali months ‘Kartik’ and ‘Agrayhayan’ constitute this season.’ This is the harvesting season of the year. The golden paddy in the fields fills the minds of the farmers with joy. They dream many happy dreams about their future days. After harvesting, they celebrate the harvest festival with much grandeur. The season is neither hot nor cold, but one feels that winter is approaching soon.
Winter: After the late autumn, there comes the winter. Its duration encounters the two Bengali months ‘Poush’ and ‘Magh’. The fundamental features of winter in our country are its fog and chill. Life in nature becomes too dull. Trees turn grey and almost leafless. Men, especially, poor people suffer much due, to shivering cold. Vegetables are available in this season. Besides, different kinds of cakes, date juice, etc. are some special attractions of this season.
The spring: The spring is called the king of all seasons. Nature wears a beautiful look in this season. Lifeless trees put on new leaves. Various kinds of colourful and fragrant flowers bloom and a gentle breeze blows. Bees hum and the cuckoo sings in joy. In a word, the spring consisting of the Bengali months ‘Falgun’ and ‘Chaitra’ is a season with joy everywhere in nature.
Conclusion: The unique cycle of the six seasons has been taking place in Bangladesh for ages. This great variety of the nature is reflected on the minds of the people here. As a result, Bangladesh has been a land of music and rhythms.