When was Bihu in 2012 ?

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Bihu is an important cultural festival of Assam. People of Assam, irrespective of caste, religion, creed and faith celebrate this festival with lots of fun and folic. Assam celebrates three types of Bihu in a year. The one celebrated in mid of April is known as 'Rongali Bihu' or 'Bohag Bihu'. Thus if you want know when is Bihu in 2012, it is on 14th April. Amongst the three Bihu festivals, 'Bohag Bihu' is the important and colorful one. This festival marks the onset of the agricultural season.

The word 'Bihu' has been derived from the word 'Bishu' of Dimasa kachari language. Dimasa kachari is a tribe who lived in Assam from ancient time. Brai Shibrai or Father Shibrai was the supreme God of this tribe. They offered the first crop of the season to Him and prayed for peace, happiness and prosperity. Thus Bi means "to ask" and Shu means "peace and prosperity". This festival is celebrated in different names in various parts of India. On this grand festival, special preparations are made by the farmers in the paddy field for cultivation. Special dishes such as larus, pitha and Jolpan are prepared on this festival.

 The first day of the festival is known as 'Goru Bihu' or Cow Bihu. On this day, the cows are washed as well as worshipped. This is followed by 'Manuh' (human) Bihu. On 'Manuh' (human) Bihu day people wear new apparels, exchange Bihu gifts and celebrate the festival with joy and enthusiasm. The third day of the Bihu is known as 'Gosai' (Gods) Bihu. On this day people pray to God and seek His blessing. Various traditional Bihu songs and Bihu dances are performed on this festival. On this festival, you can delight your loved ones by sending Bihu gifts to India online.

When was Bihu in 2012

GiftstoIndia24x7.com being a proficient online store, you will avail wide variety of gifts for Bihu 2012. You can give a delicious treat to your loved ones by sending a box of sweets. Mouth-watering variety of Indian sweets such as peda, mewa sweets etc are available in the 'Sweet' section. Along with sweets you can opt for a delicious chocolate box for your dear ones. You can even opt for a dry tray as Bihu gift to India. You can make the gift more attractive by sending a lovely flower bouquet to express your love and warm wishes.

Bihu being a new year festival, people usually adorn themselves in new apparels and jewellery. So, you can enthrall your wife, sister, mom by sending beautiful sarees and dazzling sarees. For your dad, brother, uncle you can opt for men's personal care items coupled with men's jewellery and apparels. They will surely be overwhelmed to receive these gifts on Bihu. If you want to give a complete combo on Bihu 2012, then you can opt for gift hampers as gifts to India. In the hamper section, you will avail variety of attractive hampers. The hampers come with various types of gift items such as chocolate box, flowers, sweet box, cakes and so on.

Watches and perfumes will also be perfect gifts for your dear ones on Bihu. In the 'Perfume' section as well as 'Watch' section you will get exotic perfumes and trendy watches from internationally reputed brands. Send these gifts to India and bring a sweet smile on your loved one's face.

Since, you have come to know when is Bihu in 2012, you can send gifts and make the festival memorable.

Pooja Published: Apr 03, 2012 | Last Updated: Sep 28, 2022
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