Dancing girl during performance at traditional Bihu festival in Guwahati, Assam
Every region of India has its own set of festivals. These festivals give you a sneak peek into the culture of the region. Witnessing these festivals is the best way to understand the people, history and traditions of that particular place. Take the northeastern state of Assam for instance. If you want to learn about the state of Assam, the best thing to do is to attend the Bohag Bihu festival. Also known as Rongali Bihu, this festival marks the Assamese New Year. It falls on the first day of the Hindu solar calendar. It is the most important one of the three bihus celebrated in Assam. It also marks the beginning of the spring season of harvest. It coincides with Baisakhi in north India and Vishu in south India. Bohag Bihu 2018 date is April 15. ALSO SEE 5 Best Places to Visit in Assam, Home to The Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros Also Read - 'His Mental Health Remains a Question': Doctor Finds Mobile Charger in Guwahati Man's Bladder, Latter Had Used it to Masturbate
On the day of Bohag Bihu, Assamese people prepare delicacies like Aloo pitka, xaak, khar and masor tenga. They also adorn new clothes and meet with their elders for their blessings. Gifts and sweets are often exchanged among friends and relatives. DO SEE Assam to Arunachal Pradesh in just 1 hour! PM Modi inaugurates countrys longest bridge in northeast India! Also Read - World Environment Day: After Death of Kerala Elephant, Carcass of Endangered Gangetic River Dolphin in Dibru Due to Oil Spill in Assam Sparks Fury
If you wish to witness Bohag Bihu in all its glory, the best place obviously is the state of Assam. Prominent cities like the Assamese capital Dispur and Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Tezpur are good places to visit on this day. Dispur, in particular, is a great place to witness the Bohag Bihu celebrations. People dress up in their traditional attire and perform traditional songs and dances. The Bihu dance is performed by several groups in cultural events that are held during the time of Bohag Bihu. Also Read - 'India is Beautiful When Flooded With Love': Mizoram CM And Netizens Laud Bihar Muslims For Kindness to Train Passengers
Assam is full of amazing places to visit for all kinds of travelers. During April, it is hot in Assam but that makes it a great time to visit the Kaziranga National Park and spot the great Indian one-horned rhino. The city of Guwahati is famous for the Kamakhya temple which is one of the 51 shakti pithas of India. The river island of Majuli is a great place to check out for nature lovers. And when it comes to Bohag Bihu celebration, the whole state springs to life during the festival. However, Dispur is your best bet to witness some of the best Bohag Bihu events.