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Rongali Bihu 2023: Here's how Assamese New Year is celebrated in Assam

Published on Apr 10, 2023 07:33 PM IST
  • This year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the mega Bihu celebration which is scheduled to be held in Guwahati on April 14.
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Rongali Bihu, also known as Bohag Bihu or Xaat Bihu, is celebrated in mid-April (April 14-15) to mark the beginning of the Assamese New Year and also to welcome the spring season. It also celebrates the commencement of the harvesting season. Here's how the people of Assam celebrate the seven-day-long festival: (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 10, 2023 07:33 PM IST

Rongali Bihu, also known as Bohag Bihu or Xaat Bihu, is celebrated in mid-April (April 14-15) to mark the beginning of the Assamese New Year and also to welcome the spring season. It also celebrates the commencement of the harvesting season. Here's how the people of Assam celebrate the seven-day-long festival: (PTI)

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The first day of the festival is known as Goru Bihu and it is dedicated to cattle and farm animals. In rural Assam, these animals are taken to a pond and given a bath with a paste made of turmeric and black gram. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 10, 2023 07:33 PM IST

The first day of the festival is known as Goru Bihu and it is dedicated to cattle and farm animals. In rural Assam, these animals are taken to a pond and given a bath with a paste made of turmeric and black gram. (AP)

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The second day is known as Manuh (human) Bihu. On this day, people wear new clothes and visit their relatives to exchange greetings and seek blessings from the elders. (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The second day is known as Manuh (human) Bihu. On this day, people wear new clothes and visit their relatives to exchange greetings and seek blessings from the elders. (Pixabay)

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The third day is known as Gosai (God) Bihu. On this day, people wake up early in the morning, take a bath, wear clean clothes and pray for a fruitful year ahead. (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The third day is known as Gosai (God) Bihu. On this day, people wake up early in the morning, take a bath, wear clean clothes and pray for a fruitful year ahead. (Pixabay)

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On the third day, a group of men and women, known as husoris, visit houses and sings and dance to traditional Bihu songs.  (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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On the third day, a group of men and women, known as husoris, visit houses and sings and dance to traditional Bihu songs.  (PTI)

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On the fourth day, people build a Meji (makeshift hut) decorate it and burn it at night. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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On the fourth day, people build a Meji (makeshift hut) decorate it and burn it at night. (PTI)

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One of the most integral parts of Rongali Bihu is the dance where men and women in traditional clothes dance to the beats of dhol, pepa, and gogona. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 10, 2023 07:33 PM IST

One of the most integral parts of Rongali Bihu is the dance where men and women in traditional clothes dance to the beats of dhol, pepa, and gogona. (AP)

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