Name of Festival : Basoa or Bishu
Time of celebration (Month)
Basoa or Bishu is celebrated on the first day of the month of Baisakh (Apirl – May)
Major Territory of Celebration
Basoa or Bishu is celebrated in Himachal Pradesh state of India.
Basoa or Bishu is mainly celebrated to welcome New Year with new hope and dreams. Villagers offer their prayers to the God.All the married women pray together for the prosperity and wealth of all villagers
Basoa or Bishu is celebrated on the first day of the month of Baisakh the aboriginals and the farming folk celebrate the Basoa festival in Himachal Pradesh. 3 day before of this festival people make the little cakes with Kodra (a coarse grain) flour and wrap them up in leaves. On the day of festival people invite the married daughters and other relatives and break and eat these cakes with honey and sweet water flavored with jaggery.This festival is celebrated to mark the begging of a New Year.
In Chamba, some inter-village festivals called Jataras take place in memory of Queen Sui during Basoa. They sing sad songs about the queen and refresh the old memories in the hearts of the people.On this day, the Gods are dressed in special finery, and the brass masks of the gods are cleaned and polished.