Assamese across India celebrate Covid-free Rongali Bihu after 2 years


Guwahati: The fervor of Bihu has transcended beyond the regional boundaries as the Assamese societies across the country celebrated Rongali Bihu in a grand way after two Covid years.

The Bihu celebrations in the last two years have been a muted affair due to the pandemic. This year the people celebrated the festival without any restrictions.

Haryana’s Faridabad was soaked in Bihu festivities as it hosted several Bihu events in the past days that herald the Assamese Nee Year and the onset of spring.

One of the major attractions of the program was a children’s music band along with husori dances that are an integral part of Bihu celebrations.

Meanwhile, Gujarat’s capital Ahmedabad also celebrated Rongali Bihu with great enthusiasm. The Assam Cultural Association hosted a special Bihu program on Sunday

Likewise, Bihu celebrations were also seen in the picturesque Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Assamese Association in the Andaman hosted a special Bihu program in Port Blair.

The program was inaugurated with the recital of the Assam anthem ‘O Mur Aapunar Dekh’, following the hoisting of Assamese Gamocha. Traditional games were also held as part of the celebrations.

Meanwhile, the Bihu celebrations in Assam were affected by the heavy showers that were witnessed during the festival.