In the Indian state of Assam, the Bihu festival is related to agriculture. Assamese people celebrate Bihu as a significant holiday in Assam. The Dimas language is where the word “Bihu” originates. One of Assam, India’s oldest states, has Dimasa as a resident.
The words “bi” and “hu” both imply to ask and peace and prosperity, respectively. “Brai Sibrai” or “Father Sibrai” is his higher divinity. The season’s first crop is presented to the father in thanksgiving for his prayers for prosperity and peace.
It is commemorated for about a month after it is celebrated in the month of April. The corrupt festival of Bihu promotes harmony, peace, and friendship between different artists and religions.
The celebration “Bihu,” also known as “Ext Bihu,” lasts for seven days. It is customary to observe Chat Bihu, Goru Bihu, Manus Bihu, Kutum Bihu, Senehi Bihu, Mela Bihu, and Chera Bihu throughout these seven days. All of Assam’s states observe it with great pomp and splendour. The festival also celebrates folk music and dancing.
It is referred to as Bihu Geete or Bihu Songs. The hips and arms are primarily used in the dance. It includes the dhol (drum), tal, pera (a buffalo horn instrument), taka, bani (flute), axutali, and gogona. Pita, lars (traditional rice and coconut dish), and jalopan are the typical foods prepared for the Bihu celebration.