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Bohag Bihu

Bohag Bihu 2020 and 2021

The Bohag Bihu festival is celebrated with a public holiday in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh each year.

YearDateDayHolidayStates
202013 AprMonBohag Bihu Holiday AS
14 AprTueBohag Bihu AR & AS
202113 AprTueBohag Bihu Holiday AS
14 AprWedBohag Bihu AR & AS

Bohag Bihu is the first and most important of three Bihu festivals during the year. It is the new year celebration, a celebration of the arrival of spring weather, and a sowing festival. Rice is the main focus of the sowing.

All of the Bihu festivals are centred around rice and agriculture and are meant to honour Krishna, the fertility goddess, cattle, and elders. On Bohag Bihu, there is feasting, dancing, musical performances, and other events. Some will also hang pots from poles by their homes, and children may don flower-garlands and to through the city streets “welcoming the new year”.