Festivals of Assam
a land of fairs and festivals. Most
of the festivals celebrated in Assam
have their roots in the diverse faith
and belief of her inhabitants, but
a spirit of accommodation and togetherness
characterizes the celebration of all
festivals. The perfect fusion of heritage
of her numerous races has made Assam
the home of the most colorful festivals
which are passionate, compelling and
mesmerizing reflecting the true spirit,
tradition and lifestlye of the people
|Duration: Five Days
|Location: Bihu, Assam
The Bihu festival is celebrated by
all Assamese people irrespective of
their caste, creed, faith. religion
and belief. There are three Bihu festivals
celebrated every year known as Rongali,
Bhogali and Kangali.
The most important of these is the
spring festival "Bohag Bihu" or "Rongali
Bihu" which is celebrated in April.
This festival also initiates the starting
of agricultural season.
dances which are performed on the beats
of Dhol and
Pepa (buffalo hornpipe). These dances
are performed by young boys and girls
which are characterized by brisk stepping,
flinging and flipping of hands and
swaying of hips which represents youthful
The "Magh" or "Bhogali
Bihu" is a harvesting festival
which is celebrated in the month of
January. This festival includes community
feast, buffalo fight and other entertainments.
Tribal groups like the the Misings,
the Deoris and the Morans celebrate "Bihu" with
dances of their own distinctive style.
Duration: One Day
Location: Jorhut, Assam
is celebrated in Jorhat in the month
of November every year. This festival
is about tea, music and being merry.
There is an atmosphere of festivity with
traditional hospitality, tea garden visits,
jungle safari, golf, local cuisine, rafting
in rivers, shopping and other cultural
Duration: Seven Days
This is the most fascinating
spring festival of the Deoris of Assam,
who are believed to have been members
of the great Boro race. 'Bi' means
extreme and 'Su' means 'rejoicing'
like other Springtime tribal festivals.
Bohaggiyo Bishu is also observed during
mid-April at a stretch for seven days
with unrestricted joy and merrymaking.
It is said that the Deoris Bishu do
not always fall on the Sankranti Day.
The Bishu must be preceded by a 'Than
puja' and evidently it must start on
a Wednesday. There is much socio-religious
significance for this festival and
arrangements are to be made before
the puja. Once in every four years
a white buffalo is sacrificed which
is considered a substitute for the
traditional human sacrifice. The Deodhani
dance is the most important and significant
part of the festival. The main attraction
of this festival is Husori or carol
Duration: Four Days
Location: River Luit, Assam
is celebrated in the month of November
every year and
lasts for four days. This festival
is celebrated on the bank of river
Luit which is located in a backdrop
of immense scenic beauty.
and assimilation of all ethnic groups
under the same sky,
retaining their respective individual
and traditional cultural entities is
a very striking phenomenon that easily
attracts the visitors to this island.
Majuli has the charm to beckon the
tourists unraveling itself as paradise
on the earth.
species of various migratory birds
are found in Majuli which creates an
environment of bird sanctuary. Special
events are organized during the festivals
days round the clock. Cultural programs
are also organized 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.
Exhibition demonstrating various Assamese
products specially designed and prepared
by experts artistes highlight traditional
glory of Majuli too. Assamese and tribal
dishes of Majuli along with food festival
are also offered. This festival will
definitely make you reach a desired
destination for adventure and spiritual