The Seasons of Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশের ঋতু)
Introduction: There are six seasons in Bangladesh. At an interval of every two months, there appears a new season. The six seasons are the Summer, the Rainy season, Autumn, Late Autumn, Winter, and Spring. In all these seasons the summer, the Rainy season, and the Winter are prominent.
The Summer season: Summer is the first of all these seasons. The Bangla year that Form of Baishakh and Jaistha are the months of this season. It is the season of the scorching sun. It is also the season of perspiration and thirst. The days are long and hot. It becomes tiresome to do any work.
Ponds and tanks dry up and many villages suffer much from the scarcity of drinking water. The northwesterly blows sometimes in a terrible form. But the Summer has its boons also. It is in this season that we get different types of fruits like Mango, Jack fruit, Blackberries, Watermelon, Lichis, etc.
The Rainy season: After the Summer the Rainy season comes. Ashar Shraban these two months comprise this season. Rain is the main feature of this season. In this season, the sky remains cloudy and it rains day and night. Rivers, ponds, tanks, and canals are full of water. Sometimes the rivers overflow their banks and it causes a flood. People have to use boats to go from one place to another. Guava, Olive, and other fruits are available in this season.
Autumn: The cloudy sky clears up and the season of autumn appears that occupies the month of Vadra and Aswin. The scenic beauty attracts our eyes. Sheuli and Catkin are the main features of this autumn. The Hindus have their Durga puja this season.
The Late Autumn: Late Autumn is the fourth season in Bangladesh. Kartik-Agrahayan is the month of this season. Crops are ripe in this season. Farmers are busy harvesting paddy. It is neither hot nor cold. Dew drops at night which indicates the arrival of winter.
The Winter: The Winter comes with its fog and chill. It comprises the month of Poush and Magh. The days are short and the nights are long. Trees turn gray and almost leafless. People shiver in cold. Poor people suffer much from cold, and various delicious vegetables and date juice are available in winter.
The Spring: Last of all comes the Spring the loveliest of all seasons. The cold of winter is over. Days become warm. Trees and plants bear new leaves. Flowers bloom and a gentle breeze blows. Birds keep chirping and the Cuckoo sings in joy. Everywhere there is joy.
Conclusion: Thus we are blessed with the six seasons of nature. Each of these seasons has distinctive beauty and charm. All six seasons visit Bangladesh one after another. No other country in the world enjoys so many seasons in a year as Bangladesh.