Bihu Boys



Young Assamese boys enthusiastically and energetically play their instruments during Bahag Bihu, the spring festival. One clashes cymbals, another beats a drum, a third blows a buffalo horn, and the fourth claps and sings. Originating as a peasant tradition, Bihu is a joyous celebration of nature through song and dance. Throughout the state, small troupes of local celebrants dance down the road, stopping house to house to sing, play music and dance. In appreciation of the entertainment, tea and sweetmeats are usually offered to the performers. Bihus are the most important and popular festivals in Assam, signaling the harvest and marking the advent of spring and autumn.

Sibsagar, Assam


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