Government of Assam unveils event festival calendar for the year 2023
by Niddhi Sharma Entertainment | January 5, 2023 | News
Government of Assam Event Festival Calendar Rabha Hajong Chandubi Festival Karbi Youth Festival Maha Shiva Ratri, Sibasagar
Festivals play a major role in the development of tourism, therefore to promote culture and attract tourism Government of Assam unveiled their event festival calendar, where they listed all the upcoming festivals being held this year.
Below is the Event Festival calendar for 2023:
Rabha Hajong Chandubi Festival- Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council organises the Chandubi Festival, which is held on the bank of ChandubiBeel in Kamrup every year. Rabha and Hajong are main communities of the region. They showcase their ethnic culture in the festival.
More festivals taking place this month- Junbeel Mela and Me-dam-me-phi.
Karbi Youth Festival- Karbi Cultural Society organises Karbi Youth Festival at Diphu every year, where showcases Karbi ethnic culture.
More festivals taking place this month- Ali-Aye-Lrigang, Aajan Pir Dargah and Maha Shiva Ratri.
Maha Shiva Ratri, Sibasagar- Every year, during the Mahashivaratri, a huge mela (fair) is organized in the Shiva temple and pilgrims visit from all parts of India to offer puja.
More festivals taking place this month- Ali-Aye-Lrigang and Dol Utsav.
Rongali Bihu Utsav, Guwahati- Rongali Bihu utsav is the spring festival of Assam celebrated with great fervour. It is related to season and agriculture.
More festivals taking place this month- Sanken Festival and Bohaggiyo Bishu.
Buddha Purnima (Poi-Nun-Hok) at Namphake village- Buddha Purnima is also a major festival of the Tai Phake community. It marks the birthday of Lord Gautama Buddha. On this day the people gather together in the Buddhist Monastery and offer prayers to the God. This is followed by a feast. Generally this festival falls in the month of May.
Ambubasi Mela- Maa Kamakhya Devi temple is one of the Shakti Peeth of Goddess Durga. The AmbubasiMela is annually celebrated during the monsoon season to menstruation course of Goddess Kamakhya.
Bathow Puja, BTAD- Bathow Puja is an important religious festival of the Bodo-Kacharies of Assam, India. In this festival, the people worship a god known by different names like GilaDamra, KhuriaBwrai, Sri Brai (Shibbwrai), BathowBwrai etc. Some identify this god with the Hindu god Lord Shiva. The different forms of this festival are-Garja, Kherai and Marai. Among these festivals Kherai is the most significant.
Karam Puja- Karam is the worship of Karam, the god of power, and youthfulness. The Karam festival is an agricultural festival celebrated by different tea tribes of Assam.
More festivals taking place this month- Bathow Puja, BTAD.
Durga Puja, Barak Valley- Durga puja is celebrated in Barak valley along with the other parts of India. As the valley is dominated by Bangali speaking people, Durga Puja here is celebrated as the main festival of the region.
More festivals taking place this month- Karam Puja.
Felcon Festival Umrangsu- Blue Hills Society organises every year the Felcon festival at Umrangso town, a hilly place of West KarbiAnglong. Karbi, Dimasa and other tribal groups of the region showcase their ethnic culture in the festival.
More festivals taking place this month- Rass Mahutsav and Durga Puja.
Rass Mahutsav, Majuli- The Raas Lila is an annual festival being performed on the full moon day (Purnima) in the months of October-November (Kati- Aghun) during the autumn season. It is not known for certain in which Sattra Rasa Lila was first introduced in Majuli as a performing festival. During this festival the Sattras draw a large number of people.
More festivals taking place this month- Felcon Festival Umrangsu and Assam Tea Festival Jorhat.
Judima Festival, Haflong- The theme of the festival is held onmid of December every year, which is centered on preservation, promotion and nurturing of ethnic culture, music, dance, craft and folk art of Dimasatribals living in Dima Hasao district.
More festivals taking place this month- Martyrdom of Guru TeghBahadur at Dhubri and Dehing Patkai Festival.
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To promote culture and attract tourism, Government of Assam unveiled their event festival calendar, where they listed all the upcoming festivals being held in the year 2023.