The three-day Lalon Smaran Utshab (Lalon Memorial Festival) began at the shrine of Lalon Shah at Chheuria in the district yesterday evening.
Introduced by Lalon himself, the festival is held every year to celebrate Dol Purnima.
Lalon Academy, a locally elected body to look after the bard's shrine, is organising the festival with assistance of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
The organisers have completed all arrangements to ensure an enjoyable festival.
Awami League Joint General Secretary, also lawmaker of Kushtia-3, Mahbubul Alam Hanif inaugurated the event. Deputy Commissioner Zahir Raihan presided over the three-day event.
The event features discussions, a musical programme featuring baul songs and a Lalon Mela.
A large number of devotees of Lalon have gathered at the shrine to commemorate the creator, promoter and pioneer of a particular variety of folk songs.
The festival will end on Saturday night.