Assam is a
land of fairs and festivals. Most of the festivals celebrated
in Assam characterize the spirit of accommodation and
togetherness in the diverse faith and belief of her
inhabitants. This perfect fusion of heritage of her numerous
races has made Assam the home of the most colorful festivals
reflecting the true spirit, tradition and lifestlye of the
people of Assam.
The major festivals celebrated in Assam are Bihu, Baishagu,
Ali-Ai-Ligang, Baikho, Rongker, Rajini Gabra Harni Gabra,
Bohaggiyo Bishu, Ambubashi Mela and Jonbill Mela and so on.
The people of Assam also celebrate Holi, Durga Puja, Diwali,
Swaraswati Puja, Lakshmi Puja, Kali Puja, Idd, Muharram,
Me-Dam-Me-Phi, the birth and death anniversaries of Vaishnava
Saints Srimanta Sankardev and Madhabdev.
The tribals of Assam have their own colourful festivals like
the Kherai Puja of the Bodos, the Baikhu and Pharkantis of the
Rabhas, Ali-ai-ligang and Parag of the Mishing tribe, the
Sagra-misawa wansawa and laghun of the Tiwas.