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Bihu 2024/2025

Bihu 2024/2025

By Albee NingUpdated Dec. 1, 2023

Bihu is the collective name of 3 Assam festivals (all held in the state of Assam): Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu (mid-April), Kati Bihu or Kongaali Bihu (mid-October) and Magh Bihu or Bhogaali Bihu (mid-January).

Each of them marks an important phase in the farming calendar of Assam: seeding time, growing time, and end of the harvest season.

Bihu is a regional public holiday for Assamese: Rongali Bihu is assigned 3 days off, Magh Bihu 2 days off, and Kati Bihu 1 day off.

Upcoming Bihu 2024 dates:

  • Rongali Bihu 2024: April 13th
  • Kati Bihu 2024: 17th October
  • Magh Bihu 2024: 14th April

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Rongali/Bohag Bihu 2024: 3-Day Schedule

Rongali or Bohag Bihu marks the coming of the seeding time. It is observed on the first day of the Hindu solar calendar (mid-April). It is the most ceremonious and joyous among of the 3 Bihu festivals. It was celebrated for 7 days called Chot, Kutum, Mela, Raati, Goru, Manuh, and Chera. But now it is usually celebrated for just 3 days (13th–15th April in 2024).

Day 1 (13th April 2024): Goru Bihu — Day for Household Cattle

On this day, local people take their household cattle to the rivers for a bath, feed them, pray for their good heath, and thank them for their help in giving the farmers a good harvest.

Day 2 (14th April 2024): Manuh Bihu — New Year's Day

On Hindu New Year's day, people take a traditional bath using turmeric and wear traditional clothes. They visit their relatives, seek blessings from the elders, and exchange gifts.

Day 3 (15th April 2024): Goasain Bihu — Household Deity Worship

On this day, local household deities are worshiped to seek protection and blessings for a good harvest.

Kati Bihu 2024

Kati Bihu is the "growing time celebration", which is actually quite a somber and focused festival, when people whirl sticks and burn lanterns to deter insects and evil spirits, and cattle are fed a special ricey food. Assam has one day off for Kati Bihu, which could be the 17th 18th, or 19th October. In 2024, it falls on 17th October.

Magh Bihu 2024: 2-Day Schedule

Bhogali or Magh Bihu's celebrations last for 2 days. It is time for making merry, singing songs, eating good food, and enjoying get-togethers.

Day 1 (14th January 2024): Uruka or Bihu Eve

Young people build a Meji (makeshift hut) with bamboo and leaves, and women prepare food ready to enjoy at night in the makeshift hut.

Day 2 (16th January 2024): Post-Harvesting Ceremony

On this day, a post-harvest ceremony called Meji is held in the fields, when people light bonfires and pray to their ancestral gods. The temporary huts (Meji) are burned on this day at the end of the ceremony.

Bihu Dates 2024–2025

Bihu dates are determined by the Hindu solar calendar, so the dates do not change much year-to-year.

Year Rongali/Bohag Bihu Kati Bihu Magh or Bhogaali Bihu
2024 13-15th April 17th October 14-15th January
2025 14-16th April 18th October 14-15th January

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