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Bhogali Bihu — a festival of food and dance!

The Assamese people celebrate Magh or Bhogali Bihu with their family and friends that marks the end of the harvest season. The true spirit of this festival lies in rural Assam, and not much in the cities, where youngsters and middle-aged men confuse between the two — celebrating in traditional way; and getting drunk with the loudspeakers blaring out music the whole day! This festival also proves to be a cash-cow for the Assamese singers who get invited to perform (and also to get paid) by various committees in their respective towns and villages. Continue reading Bhogali Bihu — a festival of food and dance!