Like elsewhere in the world, Valentine's Day, the day of love, is being celebrated across Bangladesh today.
People, especially the youths, are seen seizing this day by spending it with their loved ones. As an expression of their love, they are exchanging flowers and gifts.
At various places in Dhaka, couples were seen wearing various shades of red as part of the celebration.
Various restaurants are giving special offers keeping that in view.
As Valentine's Day comes a day after Pahela Falgun, the first day of spring, the florists are passing busy days. Various gift shops also tried to boost their business in this occasion with a varied range of gift items for their customers who go on a spending spree for offering a token of their love and appreciation to their loved ones.
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is an ancient Roman tradition which has been celebrated in European countries for ages. Due to globalisation, this day has been celebrated in Asia including Bangladesh for the last two decades and it is gaining momentum every year.
Meanwhile, search engine giant Google is also celebrating Valentine's Day 2019 with the most adorable doodle, reports UNB.
This year Google featured a pair of snakes, ladybugs and spiders in a moving Doodle to explain how love comes in all forms, shapes, sizes and there should be freedom to express it.
It said, "There are many ways to celebrate Valentine's Day. But when you get right down to it, today is all about one thing: the universal, undeniable power of love. Love comes in all shapes and sizes-or even species! Consider the lovestruck critters featured in today's Doodle. Irresistibly drawn to one another, they will wriggle, chomp, and spin webs through any obstacles to express their eternal devotion."
"Happy Valentine's Day!" it said.