The Harvets month of April is the month of Occasions and Festivals in India. During April, people celebrate many festivities, including Easter, Shad-suk Mynsiem Rongali Bihu, Bohagu, Navo Barsho (Bengali New Year), Ambedkar Jayanti and Eid etc. Apart from these Festivals, Rongali Bihu is one of the most significant festivals in India, celebrated in April.
The Rangoli Bihu is celebrated in the middle of April in India. The Indigenous communities of Assam especially mark it. In the Rangoli Bihu Festival, the people represent their tribal cultures and traditions of Assam to the world. This festival is majorly celebrated in Guwahati in Assam. The Rangoli Bihu is also known as the harbinger of new beginnings and hopes for all the communities, irrespective of their caste, colour, creed or religion.
The Rangoli Bihu Festival is often celebrated semi-religiously, followed by Hindu religious rituals and traditions like puja, prayers, Kirton, and everyday greetings for the welfare of the people.
The Rangoli Bihu or Bohag Bihu is celebrated at the outset of Bohag. There are three types of primary Bihu celebrated in Assam in India. These are Rangoli Bihu, Kati Bihu, Kongali Bihu, Magh Bihu, or Bhogali Bihu. Each festival is historically recognized by a different agricultural cycle of the paddy crops.
‘Rongali Bihu’ refers to a very colourful and joyous Bihu, a festival of spring, youth, unity and integrity. The Rangoli Bihu is one of the Assamese’s most significant and joyful festivals through which their customs, culture, arts, crafts, and heritage is represented festively. The People Showcasing the ‘Bihu’ dance is one of the hallmarks of ‘Rongali Bihu’.