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Festivals of Assam
 
Bohag Bihu or Rongali Bihu
Bihu or Bohag Bihu is the biggest festival of the people of Assam. It is a festival that transcends all religious and class barriers bringing people together in a free and uninhabited manner. The Assamese observe not one but three Bihus. Bohag Bihu, which is celebrated in mid-April, the Magh Bihu, which is held in mid-January, and the Kati Bihu which is celebrated in mid-October. The three are connected with the spring, winter and autumn seasons respectively.
 
Dehing Patkai Festival (February)
This festival in eastern Assam derives its name from the lofty Patkai range and the playful Dehing river. It is a heady cocktail of ethnic fairs, golfing, tea heritage tours,adventures sports, wildlife excursion and down-mwmory-lane trips to World War II cemeteries and the Stilwell Road, once the passage to the golden land of Myanmar. It is organized in the month of January every year.
 
Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu
Bohag Bihu, celebrated in the middle of April which marks the New Year (in Assamese calendar) at the advent of seeding time; Kati Bihu, celebrated in the middle of October which marks the completion of sowing and transplanting of paddies; Magh Bihu, celebrated in the middle of January which marks the end of the harvesting period.
 
Kati Bihu or Kongali Bihu
Like the other two Bihu, Kati Bihu is also closely related to agriculture. This Bihu is celebrated on the first day 'Kati' month in Assamese calendar. This is the period of time in the year when the paddy grows in the fields and cultivators work hard and eagerly wait for a good harvest. This period also witness emptiness in the granaries of the hard working cultivators. This is the reason why this Bihu is also called Kongali Bihu, 'Kongal' stands for 'Poor'.
 
Majuli Festival (November)
The Majuli festival of Assam offers you a lot of scopes to make you a part of this festival. Special events are being organised during the festivals days round the clock. Cultural programmes takes place with the participation of various traditional and classical cultural troupes of Assam and troupes from rest of the country, in addition to rich cultural heritage of Majuli.
 
Elephant Festival (February)
Another festival is the Khan festival, an occasion for the reunion of the people. Besides the usual festivities, the significance of the festival lies in the ceremony whereby the priest ties a piece of wool around everybody's neck. The belief is that the enchanted thread will bring good luck to each of them.
 
Tea Festival (November every year)
The Assam Tea festival organised by Assam Tourism take place in the month of November every year. It is a unique experience being at the festival. The Tea Festival of Assam offers holidays combining visits to Tea Gardens, Golf and River Cruises. While you are on a visit to Assam on the occasion of the Tea Festival, "Guwahati Tea Auction Center" (GTAC) in Guwahati, the largest in India is a worth a visit.
 
Dehing Patkai Festival (January)
Dehing Tea Patkai Festival held in eastern Assam named after the lofty Patkai range and the playful Dehing river. It is a exhilarating cocktail of ethnic fairs, golfing, tea heritage tours, adventures sports, wildlife excursion and down-memory-lane trips to World War II cemeteries and the Stilwell Road, once the passage to the golden land of Myanmar. It is organised in the month of January every year.
 
Brahmaputra Festival (Dates to be announced)
The Brahmaputra Beach Festival of Assam is organised by the Assam Boat Racing & Rowing Association, Guwahati to encourage tourists to visit Assam. The festival is celebrated every year on the sandy beach of the mighty river Brahmaputra in association with Tourism Department, Govt. of Assam. The Brahmaputra Beach Festival of Assam presents various colourful cultural activities and adventure sports every year.
 
Majuli Festival (November)
The Majuli Festival of Assam offers you a lot of scopes to make you a part of this festival. Special events are being organised during the festivals days round the clock. Cultural programmes takes place with the participation of various traditional and classical cultural troupes of Assam and troupes from rest of the country, in addition to rich cultural heritage of Majuli.
 
 
 
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