Bihu 2023: A Beautiful Assamese Festival Assam is one of India's seven sister states in the north-eastern region. Assam is home to a number of important festivals, one of which is Bihu, which is celebrated on this day. There are three kinds of bihu, all of which are fun and do not discriminate on the basis of caste, religion, or custom.
Dates for Magh Bihu and Bohag Bihu in 2023 Magh Bihu Date in 2023: Date: January 15, 2023 Bohag Bihu The three types of bihu festivals from April 14, 2023, to April 16, 2023 The Assamese community celebrates bihu with fun and enthusiasm. There are three distinct varieties: "Bohag Bihu," which is also referred to as "Rongali Bihu," "Kongali Bihu," or "Kati Bihu," and "Bhogali Bihu," which is also referred to as "Magh Bihu" or "Maghar Domahi." All three Bihu forms are celebrated by Assamese people in the middle of April, mid-October, and mid-January.
The history of Assamese Bihu celebrations dates back to ancient times. According to tradition, the first Bihu Dance performance took place in 1964. Every variety of Bihu is associated with a distinct farming season. The word Bhog, which means to eat and enjoy, is connected to the Bhogali Bihu. A farm harvest festival is known as Bhogali Bihu or Magh Bihu. Magh Bihu also refers to the Bihu of enjoyment and fun. In January and February, it signifies the end of the harvest season (Maagha).
2023's Magh Bihu: The celebration of Magh Bihu and its significance begin during the Assamese month of Pooh. Pooh marks the beginning of Assamese Magh Bihu on the last day of the month. In most cases, it falls on the 29th of the Pooh, which falls on January 15, 2023, according to the Gregorian calendar. Today, only one day is dedicated to celebrating Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu. In the past, the people of Assam observed the festival of Magh Bihu throughout the month of Magh; consequently, it is referred to as Magh Bihu.
Uruka, a Night of Celebration Uruka is the night before the festival. On the 28th day of Pooh, the Assamese enjoy making merry and gathering around a bonfire at night. Magh Bihu, also known as Bhogali Bihu, is a fun and festive month. People in Assam usually eat a lot this month because the granaries are full.
In the vicinity of the river, Assamese men construct Bhelaghar, a squalid cottage. Meji is yet another product they must produce. People are busy making festive food and planning community feasts on Uruka night. They greet one another and exchange festive treats as they enjoy the festival. They play Bihu songs and music to celebrate. Dhols are also used by Assamese people to play a variety of games. The boys have a good time during the night by stealing vegetables and fun firewood.
On Bihu Day in Assam, people bathe and burn the main Meji to start the day. Pithas (rice cakes) and betel nuts are later set ablaze. They pray to the Agni Dev in this manner to conclude the harvest season. Women serve the Prasad to everyone in the vicinity. After that, people return to their homes and take the firewood that is only halfway burned with them. They pray for good luck by throwing firewood at fruit trees. Paddy stems and bamboo strips are used to tie the trees together.
Additionally, the Bihu Festival is a sporting event. A lot of sports, like the Buffalo fight, the Cock fight, and the Nightingale fight, are held all day. In this day and age, young people give older people gamosa. A gamosa is a white cloth made by hand with red woven motifs on one side and a red outline on the other. Bihu is a great festival with a lot of fun and excitement.
Ending The celebration of Bihu has become synonymous with Assam. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm by all Assamese families worldwide and includes a lot of fun and food.
May Bihu 2023 bring the Assamese people and everyone else joy and abundance!