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Bihu

Bihu

Bihu is the main festival of Assam. The Festival of Bihu is synonymous with joy, jubilance and merry-making. In a year there are three Bihu festivals in Assam -Rongali Bihu, Kongali Bihu and Bhogali Bihu or Magh Bihu. Rongali Bihu which is also called as Bohag Bihu, is considered as the most important as well as popular Bihu among the three. It is the Spring Festival that is celebrated in the middle of April. It marks the beginning of the agricultural season. This grand festival is also synonymous with different gifts. The articles in this section discusses about the different aspects of Bihu festival the varying gifts that can be exchanged in this auspicious occasion.

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  • When is Bihu

    When is Bihu

    Bihu, a festival which is celebrated thrice in a year, is one of the most important festival celebrated by the people of Assam with great pomp and show. It is celebrated in the months of Baisakh, the middle of April (Bohaag), the middle of January (Maagh ) and Kartik, the middle of October (Kaati). This festival diminishes all religious and class barriers and brings people together in a free and uninhabited manner. Besides, meeting with family and friends, exchanging gifts is also a significant part of this festival. Thus, the articles assigned in this chapter discuss about when is Bihu and also some fabulous gifts which you can send to your loved ones in India on this glorious festival.

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  • Bihu Gift Ideas

    Bihu Gift Ideas

    The upcoming of any festival fills our heart with joy and happiness as it is the time of the year when the entire family gathers to have a good time. Similar to other festivals, Bihu is celebrated by the people of Assam with great fun and enthusiasm. Apart from fun and merry making, exchanging gifts is an integral part of this grand festivity. Thus, this year, give your loved ones in India a pleasant surprise by sending them fabulous gifts from this e-gifting portal. If you are unsure about the recipient';s choice then you can take the help of the articles in this section which are filled with fabulous Bihu gift ideas to help you in your search.

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  • About Bihu

    About Bihu

      Bihu, the celebration of prosperity and togetherness is known for its secular character and grand festivities. The three Bihu festivals around the year portray Assamese culture and heritage. Stories of mankind are told through Bihu dance and “Bihu geet” with light platonic references. This festival of unbounded joy is a reminder of the vivid and rich cultural tradition of our country. Sweets and gifts are exchanged on these occasions as  tokens of solidarity. The articles assigned in this chapter discuss about the customs, celebrations, traditions and history of Bihu festivals.

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  • Bihu Gifting

    Bihu Gifting

    This article dicusses about latest bihu gufting ideas.

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  • Recipes for Bihu

    Recipes for Bihu

    This chapter talks about the large variety of recipes that are made by the Assamese during their new year festival. It also talks about the different kinds of food items that can be found during Bihu.

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  • Bihu Gifts

    Send Bihu Gifts to India with GiftstoIndia24x7.com

    "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." ~Oprah Winfrey Celebration is a part of life and in India it is sincerely followed. India is known as the 'land of festivals'. Festivals in India are synonymous to joy, happiness and celebration. The rich culture and heritage of India cultivates innumerable festivals which mirror the colorful traditions and customs of this country. Each and every corner of India has its own regional festivals and celebrations. Though the occasions or festivals vary from place to place, the core essence of the festivity remains same everywhere. The phrase 'Unity in diversity' came from this particular point. Bihu, a famous festival of Assam, is one such largely celebrated regional festival. Just as Poila Boisakh in Bengal, Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh, Bihu denominates Assamese New Year. Bihu 2010 is on 15th of April. The word 'Bihu' is derived from the word 'Vishuvam' which means Autumn equinox. In India, Equinox or Sankranti is associated with lots of festivals and rites. Bihu is one such festival of Assam. Bihu is also considered as a prime harvest festival in Assam. Notably, three kinds of Bihus are celebrated in a year - Rongali Bihu, Kongali Bihu and Bhogali Bihu or Magh Bihu. Rongali Bihu which is also called as Bohag Bihu, is considered as the most important as well as popular Bihu among the three. Marking the first day of the Hindu solar calendar, this day is termed as 'the festival of merriment'. The famous Bihu songs and Bihu dance are performed to mark the occasion and merry-making. Another important part of Bihu celebration is exchanging Bihu gifts with all the near and dear ones. People from abroad send Bihu gifts to India and become a part of this grand occasion. An increasing number of Assamese are nowadays living in different parts of the globe. For them, Bihu is the time to get connected with the friends and family members. When their professional commitments do not permit them to return back home and celebrate the festival with all loved ones, they find sending gifts to India the best possible option. And online services are the most reliable ways to send gifts to India. GiftstoIndia24x7.com is an online gifting company which is offering its online gift delivery services to send gifts to India since 1999 to a large number of global Indians. It has a vast collection of gifting items for each and every important festivals and occasions. Similarly, it has an array of gift items which can be sent as Bihu gifts to India. This exclusive Bihu gifts collection includes Flowers, Chocolates, Sweets, Personalized Gifts and gift hampers. Adorable soft toys, gorgeous sarees, mind-blowing jewellery, elegant Mens Wear, soothing fragrances and stylish watches are also available under Bihu gifts collection. One can easily send these awesome gifts to the loved ones on this special time of festivity. Send a special Bihu gift to India to someone you love so much and make the day for that person. A gift to India from you can brighten up the joyous moments of Bihu for your dear ones like never before.