Celebrating the Seven Joys of Bapotisahon Rongali Bihu: An Assamese Tradition

Rongali Bihu is a traditional ethnic festival celebrated in the Northeastern Indian state of Assam and other parts of Northeastern India by the indigenous ethnic groups of Assam, and marks the beginning of the Assamese New Year. Rongali Bihu also called Xaat Bihu.

Raati Bihu(ৰাতি বিহু): This phase begins on the first night of the month of Sot and lasts till Uruka.

Sot Bihu(চ'ত বিহু): Also called Bali Husori, this phase begins on the second day of the month of Sot Mah.

Goru Bihu (গৰু বিহু): On the last date of Sot month ie the first day of Rongali Bihu is dedicated to the caring upkeep of livestock and a cattle show.

Manuh Bihu (মানুহ বিহু): The first day of the Bohag month marks Manuh Bihu. People give offerings to the elders and the ancestral spirits and ask for blessings.

Kutum Bihu (কুতুম বিহু): The second date of Bohag Mah is Kutum Bihu. On this day people visit their families, relatives and friends and have lunch or dinner together and share news and stories.

Mela Bihu (মেলা বিহু): The third day of Bihu is marked by the celebration of Bihu with cultural events and competitions in outdoor locales.

Sera Bihu (চেৰা বিহু): Also called Bohagi Bidai, Phato Bihu it is the fourth and final day of Rongali Bihu.