India’s Northeast welcomes the traditional New Year with pomp and gaiety

Updated:1 month, 1 week ago IST

Assam/ Tripura, 12 April (ANI): Bohag bihu fever grips the northeastern states of Assam as people in the state are gearing up to welcome spring and the Assamese New Year with much enthusiasm. Festive spirit is high in Assam’s Guwahati city and all across the state of Assam as people are thronging markets on the eve of the festival to purchase ‘bihuan’ or the ‘Gamosa’ and other gifts and traditional items.‘Rongali Bihu’ also marks the end of the harvest season in the state. It is celebrated in the month of ‘Bohag’, or the first day of the Hindu solar calendar. The first day of the festival is called ‘Goru Bihu’ and dedicated to the cattle.It is during this time of the year when nature is in full bloom. Bohag bihu is all about merry making and people during this season visits their relative’s, seeking elder’s blessings and exchanging gifts. On a similar note, the state of Tipura is too engrossed in the festive fervor as the 45th state level Bizu festival of the Chakma community kicked off on a grand note at Nabincherra High School ground of Pecharthal in Unakoti district of Tripura.

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