• Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

Bohag Bihu… the Soul of Assamese people

Bohag bihu is celebrated as the Assamese New year. It takes place in the month of April, which marks the beginning of a new year according to the Assamese celendar. It signifies the love and happiness of the people of Assam towards nature and other human beings.

The celebration continues for a period of 7 days, each day having its own significance. The state of Assam witnesses a total of 3 Bihus in a year. Namely: Bohag bihu, Kati bihu and Magh bihu.

Each of the three Bihu has its own style of tradition and significance which adds life to this beautiful land. People come together to celebrate Bihu dance and sing their hearts out and enjoy a heartfelt meal.

These are just some of the things that take place around the time of Bihu. Bihu being the festival of happiness, ignites new dreams inside a person.

(The article is solely the opinion of the author. The views expressed here are solely personal and not in any way connected to any organisation or any political party ).

By Sangeeta Rajkhowa

Assamese Teacher at Sacred Heart high school, Tezpur, Assam.

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