Magh Bihu 2022: Date and Significance, Know more

Magh Bihu, also known as Bhogali Bihu, is a festival observed in Assam during the Makar Sankranti festival.

The Magh Bihu or Magor Domahi festival is a great event devoted to the Fire God that takes place in the state of Assam for two days. The Makar Sankranti is the largest pan-Indian holiday, celebrated across the country but under different names in different areas, such as Lohri in North India and Pongal in South India, according to the solar calendar. The festival is known as Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu in the northeastern state of Assam. 

The festival of joy, Magh Bihu, is just around the corner, and people all throughout the state are quite pleased to celebrate it at the start of this year. The occasion coincides with the start of the Assamese month Magh and the conclusion of the month Pooh, which signifies Poush.

Date: The Magh Bihu 2022 falls on Friday 14 January and Saturday 15 January.

Significance:

The event is significant for the entire state, but it is especially significant in the lives of agricultural workers since it symbolises the conclusion of the harvesting season. People celebrate Magh Bihu by having a Bhuj, which means a feast, with family, relatives, and close friends.

The first day is known as 'Uruka,' and it is on this night that house structure shelters (Bhelaghars) are constructed from bamboo and leaves. People spent that specific night celebrating Uruka in rice-growing fields, where the huts were built. On the next morning, people take a ritualistic bath and get ready for another ritual called Meji Jolua which means lighting bonfires on the fields. Throughout the firing of Meji fire, the devotees worship their deities and make various types of offerings including food and flowers.

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