Bihu is the most important festival of Assam and is celebrated with great pomp and fervor. Songs and dances form a vital part of the Bihu celebrations. The festival revolves around agriculture and the change of seasons, and forms one of the significant cultural heritages of the Assamese people.
Bihu is celebrated 3 times in a year in different forms: the Bohag Bihu (Rongali Bihu), the Kati Bihu (Kangali Bihu), and the Magh Bihu (Bhogali Bihu). The Bohag/Rongali Bihu is the most important among the 3 Bihu festivals.
Bohag Bihu is a spring festival. It falls around the middle of April and marks the onset of the sowing season. Kati Bihu ia an autumn festival and marks the completion of the sowing season. It falls around October. Magh Bihu is a winter festival and celebrates the onset of the harvest season. It falls in January. Bohag Bihu is the most popular and the biggest of the 3 Bihus.
Bihu is a festival of great importance and signifies the great agrarian culture and heritage of Assam. The scintillating folk songs and the mesmerizing Bihu dance make Bihu a great experience. The liveliness and the merriment of Bihu is simply amazing.