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Rongali Bihu, Assam - Fairs and Festivals in India

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Beautiful agricultural state of Assam celebrates major agricultural events as the festival of Bihu. Notably there are three Bihu festivals in year namely - Rongali Bihu, Magh Bihu and Kati Bihu marking the distinctive phase in the farming calendar.

Assam is a land of myths and mystery for those who are not familiar with it. The land of the Red River and Blue Hills, as it is described, has an enchanting beauty. It has a unique landscape with sprawling tea gardens and unending stretches of paddy fields interspread with goves of coconut, beatelnut and banana trees. its population is a confluence of streams of different races and tribes like the Austrics, the Aryans, Negroids, Indo-Burmese, Indo-Tibetans and Mongoloid. They have enriched each other and have evolved to give a distinctive identity to the Assamese people.

Assam, the name of a north eastern state in India is all set to celebrate the season with its much-vaunted Rongali Bihu. The seven day long festival begins on Tuesday to be observed as Garu bihu. The day would be observed with the pujas offering to the cows..the lifeline of Assam and its economy. Early in the morning cows would be taken out for a community bath which would be followed by the pujas.

The Rongali Bihu marks the agricultural New Year at the advent of seeding time and is celebrated as the Festival of Merriment. The Kati Bihu marks the completion of sowing and transplanting of paddies.
The Magh Bihu marks the end of the harvesting period.

Of the three Bihu festivals, Rongali Bihu is celebrated with greatest excitement as it marks the arrival of spring - the agricultural season. People of all faiths and creed celebrate Bohag Bihu by singing traditional Bihugeets and performing group folk dances.

Despite hardpressed by many and hurdles and hi-cups, the people of Assam are set to celebrate the Bihu this time also from Tuesday. The sky-rocketing price hike, string after strings of incidents of violence and even the electioneering heat and dust have nothing to disrupt the Bihu.

Right from Sadiya to Dhubri, from Kamakhya to Kakopathat, its a moment of joy and merriment as the Bihu is here. The bihu hucharis, even it originated amid pastoral surrounding, with the passage of time is being shifted to the urban areas. Hucharis have reached the stage in towns.

Umpteen numbers of cultural functions are being organised to make the occasion across the state. Guwahati has gone one step ahead. The principal north eastern city has kickstarted the celebration of the bihu from Sunday with cultural function.Markets are teeming with people for shopping. After all its the much-vaunted Rongali Bihu.Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has congratulated the people on the occasion. In a message, he hopes that the Bihu will bring peace and development to Assam at a time it is embroiled in violence.

Rongali Bihu Celebrations
Rongali Bihu celebrations are quite colourful and vibrant. Marking the occasion young boys and girls in village don traditional dhoti, gamosa and saadar mekhela and sing Bihugeets or folk Bihu songs in traditional bihutolis or Mukoli Bihus. The accompanied orchestra of dhol, pépa (buffalo hornpipe) and gagana add joys to the celebrations. At several places Bihu fairs are also organized where people participate in the games and other fun-filled activities.

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Fairs & Festivals in India

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Teej - Festival of Women
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Kumbha Mela
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Gangaur in Jaipur
Makar Sankranti
Pushkar Camel Fair
Nagaur Cattle Fair
Summer Festival in Mount Abu
Jaisalmer Desert Festival
International Kite Festival
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Magh Bihu Festival
Mamallapuram Festival
Kolkata Festival
Modhera Dance Festival in Gujarat
Bikaner Camel Festival
Baneshwar Fair
Taj Mahotsav - Agra
Konark Festival in Orissa
Khajuraho Dance Festival
Khatushyam Ji Fair
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Champakulam Boat Race in Kerala
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Amarnath Yatra
Ganesh Chaturthi
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Janmashtami
Nehru Trophy Boat Race in Alleppey, Kerala
Ganga Mahotsav
Chandrabhaga Fair
Christmas
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