Bohag Bihu Festival of Assam
Name of Festival : Bohag Bihu Festival
Major Territory of Celebration
Bohag Bihu Festival is celebrated in Assam, India
Time of celebration (Months)
Bohag Bihu Festival Festival celebrated on the 14th April
Bohag Bihu or Bhogali Bihu is the spring festival that comes on 14th April and marks the beginning of the first month of the Assamese calendar or starts on the last day of the month of chaitra. It is celebrated in the Assam.
First day is called Garu bihu On this day the cattle when bulls, cows and calves are bathed anointed with turmeric, fed with brinjals and gourds and given new tethering ropes
Seconda day is the new year’s day ,it is called Manush bihu.It is the day for men, women and children.
During the bihu festival people dancing and singing with dhol, pepa (buffalo-horn pipe), taka (split bamboo clapper) and tal (cymbals) and serving rice-beer to visitors. On this day people are dressup in new clothes , delicacies are prepared in every household for feasting and alms are given to the indigent. On the day of Manuh Bihu (Human Bihu) people visit and greet each other on the New Year.