Assam Fairs & Festivals
is a land of fairs and festivals. Most of the festivals celebrated in Assam
have their roots in the diverse faith and belief of her inhabitants, but a spirit
of accommodation and togetherness characterizes the celebration of all festivals.
The perfect fusion of heritage of her numerous races has made Assam the home
of the most colorful festivals which are passionate, compelling and mesmerizing
reflecting the true spirit, tradition and lifestlye of the people of Assam.
Majuli Festival :
There will be a
lot of scopes to fit yourself as a part of this festival . Special events are
being organized during the festivals days round the clock. Cultural programmes
will continue with the participation of various traditional and classical cultural
troupes of Assam and troupes from rest of the country, in addition to rich cultural
heritage of Majuli. More ....
Elephant Festival :
and protection of Asiatic elephant a festival is organized every year at Kaziranga
National Park jointly by the Forest Department More
Brahmaputra Beach Festival
The Assam Boat Racing & Rowing Association, Guwahati organizes Brahmaputra
Beach Festival on sandy beach of the mighty river Brahmaputra. More
Dehing Patkai Festival :
festival in eastern Assam derives its name from the lofty Patkai range and the
playful Dehing river. It is a heady cocktail of ethnic fairs, golfing, tea heritage
tours, More ....
Tea Festival :
Celebrated every year
in Jorhat, this festival is all about tea, music and merriment. A world of festivity
with traditional hospitality, jungle safaris, tea garden visits, golf, local
cuisine, rafting in turbulent rivers. More
Ambubashi Mela :
Is the most important
festival of Kamakhya temple of Guwahati and is held every year during monsoon
(mid-June). It is a ritual of austerities celebrated with 'Tantric rites'. It
is a common belief that the reigning diety, 'Kamakhya' , 'The Mother Shakti'
goes through her annual cycle of menstruation during this period. More
Rongali Utsav :
Come April, and for
the numerous communities, tribes and sub-tribes inhabiting the banks of the
mighty Brahmaputra it's time to welcome the onset of the agricultural season,
a celebration of the vibrant springtime fertility cult. Bihu is the most important
festival of Assam. It is celebrated with joy and abundance by all Assamese people
irrespective of caste, creed, religion, faith and belief. More
Jonbeel Mela :
This spectacular fair(mela)
is held every year during winter at Jonbeel of Jagiroad, a lesser known township
only 32 kms from Guwahati. A few days before the mela, tribes like the Tiwas,
Karbis, Khasis, Jaintias from the Meghalaya hills come down with their various
products for this mela. More ....
Famous for its myriad colours
and merriment, 'Baishagu' is generally celebrated by the Bodo Kacharis during
mid April. It is the most cherished festival of the Bodo tribe. The Bodos also
celebrate it as a springtime festival at the advent of the new year. More
Bohaggiyo Bishu :
This is the most
fascinating spring festival of the Deoris of Assam, one of the four divisions
of the Chutiyas, who are believed to have been members of the great Boro race.
The term 'Bishu' might have originated from the Chutiya word 'Bishu'. More
Rajini Gabra & Harni Gabra :
festival of the colourful Dimasa tribe. It is exclusively a socio-religious
festival which is generally observed before starting a new cultivation. Rajini
Gabra is celebrated during day time. More
Rongker and Chomangkan :
Rongker and Chomangkan
are the two most important festivals of the Karbis, an indeginous tribe of Karbi
Anglong. Rongker is basically a springtime festival of merriment and is performed
at the beginning of the New year. More ....
Ali-Ai-Ligang, the spring
festival of the Mishing Tribe is the most colourful festival held every year
on the first Wednesday (Ligange lange) of the month of 'Ginmur Polo' (February-March).
'Ali' means root, seed; 'Ai' means fruit and 'Ligang' means sow. More
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