Assam is the beautiful combination of variety of landscapes, cultures and traditions bound together by the bonds of brotherhood. This northeastern Indian state has great reserves of wildlife flourishing in the dense jungles as well as some mixed vegetations like grasslands and wetlands. Bordered by Bhutan and Arunachal Assam is popular for its treasures of rare wild animals and birds. Apart from all this the state having a rich heritage celebrates many interesting festivals as part of its cultural and traditional activities.
|Assam Festival Bihu Dance|
A part of the population stays at remote locations in the jungles and these tribal’s are popular for their tribal dances. Festivals of Assam are celebrations of the population in which people of all ages, cast and creeds take part voluntarily in the dances, while singing traditional songs. They express their joy by joining the community celebrations. Most of these festivals are having a religious background of worshipping the gods and goddesses. Tourists find these festivals of Assam as one of the appropriate occasions to peep inside the lives of the Asamese people. Participation of the people of different faith makes the festivals more colorful and interesting. Apart from the common festivals of India like Holi, Diwali, Durga Puja and Saraswati Puja some of the festivals like Baishagu, Ambubashi Mela, Bihu and Me-Dum-Me-Phi keep a perfect Asamese touch. Among these pure Asamese festivals Bihu Festival is the most popular festival of dance and entertainment. This national festival is totally based on the cycle of paddy from cultivation till harvesting, hence celebrated in many phases in which Magh Bihu is the celebration during harvesting period.
Three types of Bihu festivals namely Rongaali Bihu, Kati Bihu and Magh Bihu celebrated throughout the year are the great moments of relaxation and entertainment in the form of dance and other cultural celebrations. Rongaali Bihu marks the arrival of Asamese New Year as well as the spring season in Assam. It is celebrated in groups by joining Bihu dance in the outskirts of villages while singing the traditional Bihu songs. Magh Bihu keeps more importance among all three and is the period of joy and happiness.