Bangladesh enjoys six seasons in a year-each distinct from the other in respect of gaiety, color and complexion. The ever changing varieties that the landscape present with the passing of each of the seasons are vivid and colorful which leave their imprints on the minds of the country's dwellers shaping their sense and sensibilities.
The Summer is characterized by sweltering heats punctuated at times by devastating nor'wester or the Kalbaishakhi with the accompaniment of thunder, lightning and hailstorm.
Next comes the Rainy season with its torrential rains often flooding and inundating rivers, meadows, fields and countryside. The country, as if, bathes in fresh waters when the exotic flowers bloom and rhythmic sounds of rainfall resembles a melodious symphony.
Rainy season is followed by early Autumn when white sails of clouds lazily ply over the deep blue sky and various indigenous flowers rich with fragrance and color abound and the moonlit night in a typical rural setting gives a romantic aura.
Late Autumn is known as the harvesting season. Ripe yellowing paddy fields with mists, fog and dew drops on the leaves present a mystic look to the surrounding.
The winter overlaps the late Autumn when weather usually remains dry and temperature goes down considerably. It is also the season of variety of homegrown vegetables and delicious country cakes called Pitha.
Spring, the best of all seasons, rounds off the Bangla calendar. It is the season of music and merriment, marriage and festivals, blossoming flora and singing birds, bees and butterflies.
The six seasons not only shape and reshape,the landscape but also mould and influence the life-style of the people.