Winter in Bangladesh
Bangladesh is the land of six seasons. In different seasons, Bangladesh assumes various heart-touching impressive looks. Winter is one of these six seasons. It comes after the Late-Autumn or Hemanta.
Winter comprises of the two Bengali months Paush and Magh, But in fact, winter starts from the beginning of Augrohayan and lasts till Falgun. The coldest period of the year in Bangladesh is the middle of January.
As the climate of Bangladesh is moderate, winter in this country is mild. In the winter morning the sky remains foggy. When the sun is up, fog disappears and the sun shines brightly all day long. Dew drops fall at night and till morning. Dew drops on the grassy meadows glitter in the rays of the sun looking like a pearl. Sometimes, the sun is not seen even all day long.
In the morning, poor people bask in the sun. Leaves fall off trees; snakes take to their holes and remain there till end of the season. Sometimes, northern wind blows with bitter cold and hampers the regular flow of life. The poor and the old who cannot afford to buy warm clothes suffer terribly in this season. In the village, people keep within door after dusk. In the morning, old persons and children make fire and sit round them till sunrise. This is a common scene, especially, of the country life.
Winter is the season of various fruits and vegetables. Peas, cabbages, beans, cauliflowers, carrots, tomatoes are found abundantly in this season. Rivers and ponds dry up in winter. So people can catch a lot of fishes. Winter is the late harvesting season. The peasants remain busy with the last phase of gathering paddy from the fields.
Arrival of different migratory birds in this season is a charm to the people of this region. These guest birds of different size, color and nature add to the beauty of nature with their captivating beauty and chirping.
In winter, the poor people suffer a lot in want of warm clothes. The people, to whom the winter is enjoyable, should help the victims of the winter.