Major Festivals Celebrated in Assam

Assam, a state in Northeast India, is known for its rich cultural heritage and diverse festivals. Here are some of the major festivals celebrated in Assam

Bohag Bihu/Rongali Bihu: This is the most important and widely celebrated festival of Assam. It marks the onset of spring and the Assamese New Year. The festival is celebrated for several days, with traditional food, dance, and music


Magh Bihu/Bhogali Bihu: This is the harvest festival of Assam, celebrated in January. People indulge in feasting, traditional games, and bonfires


Durga Puja: Durga Puja is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Assam, especially in the Kamrup and Barpeta districts. It is a time for worshipping the goddess Durga and celebrating the victory of good over evil


Ambubachi Mela: This is a unique festival celebrated at the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, where devotees believe that the goddess Kamakhya undergoes menstruation. The temple is closed for three days and then reopened with great fanfare


Baishagu: Baishagu is a spring festival celebrated by the Bodo tribe of Assam. The festival is marked by traditional dances, music, and feasting


Jonbeel Mela: Jonbeel Mela is a cultural festival celebrated by the Tiwa tribe in Assam. The festival is held in November and is marked by a grand fair where people from different communities come together to exchange goods and socialize


Ali-Aye-Ligang: Ali-Aye-Ligang is a festival celebrated by the Mishing tribe of Assam. It is celebrated in February/March and marks the start of the sowing season. The festival is marked by traditional dances, music, and feasting


These are just a few of the many festivals celebrated in Assam. Each festival has its unique significance and offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the state