Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh):
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu showed his dance moves during the celebration of the Assamese festival Bihu in Itanagar.
The prime minister attended the celebration of the Bihu festival by the Assamese community of Itanagar in his hometown.
On Friday on Twitter, Mr. Khandu wrote: “My attempt at Bihu dance moves. I joined the Assamese community of Itanagar for the Bihu festival in my hometown. May such party spirit renew the age-old cultural bond between Arunachal and Assam ignite to prosper forever!.”
My attempt to #Bihu dance moves.
Joined the Assamese community of Itanagar for the Bihu festival in my hometown.
— Pema Khandu (@PemaKhanduBJP) April 21, 2022
One of the biggest festivals of Assam, Bohag Bihu or Rongali Bihu falls on the second week of April every year and marks the beginning of the harvest period. This year, Bohag Bihu was sighted from April 14 to April 16.
In addition to cow worship, the people also adhere to a generation-old tradition of playing with eggs.
The first day of Rongali Bihu, also known as Goru Bihu, is devoted to livestock and usually falls on the last day of the outgoing year.
On this day, farmers take their cows to a pond or river to bathe them before applying Mah- a mixture of turmeric powder and pulses.
Last year, Bihu’s celebrations were a quiet affair amid the coronavirus lockdown.
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