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Bihu Festival, Assam

18 October 2018

Bihu is a set of three Assamese Festivals falling round the year coinciding with different farming phases. The Bihu Festival is divided into Bohag Bihu, Kongali Bihu and Magh Bihu.

Bohag bihu or Rangoli bihu is a seven day long festival that celebrates the Assamese New year and starts from 15th of April and goes on till 21st of April. This time of the year is when farmers start plowing their fields. Each of the seven days of the Bohag bihu is named as Chot Bihu, Goru Bihu, Manuh Bihu, Kutum Bihu, Senehi Bihu, Mela Bihu and Chera Bihu.

Kongali Bihu, is celebrated in mid October. Generally this is the time when the paddy fields are in growing stage. The Assamese people pray for the wellbeing of the crop and seek their protection from pests and bad weather.

Magh Bihu is celebrated in the month of January to mark the end of the harvest season. This is basically eating and enjoyment season.

Festival Dates:

  • Magh Bihu – January 15, 2018
  • Bohag Bihu – April 13 – 15, 2018
  • Kongali Bihu – Oct 18, 2018

Venue: Guwahati

Nearest Railhead: Guwahati (GHY)

Nearest Airport: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati