India is the land of festivals and every state has its own unique traditions and festivals. At the start of the year, the first set of Indian festivals is a string of harvest festivities known by different names across the country. In the north-eastern state of Assam, it’s time of Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu, during which farmers thank God for a good harvest and spread cheer with dances, games and delicious meals.
Celebrated in the Hindu lunar month of Magh, the grand festival is celebrated for a week starting on the last day of Pousha and continues until the first few days of Magh. As Assamese people around the world enjoy the important festival being grateful for the good produce and marking the end of cold season praying to the fire god, it’s all about celebrating the rich heritage and culture.
From dancing to beats of the drums to singing folk songs and participating in events like egg-fights and cock-fights, it’s a grand way to celebrate the packed granaries. As Assamese around the globe enjoy the important festival, here are some greetings and message to wish them a Happy Bhogali Bihu.
Source: The Indian Express
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