Magh Bihu 2016 Date : When is Bhogali Bihu in 2016

Bhogali Bihu also known as Magh Bihu comes from the word Bhog that is eating and enjoyment. It is a harvest festival and marks the end of harvesting season. Since the granaries are full, there is a lot of feasting and eating during this period.

Bhogali Bihu - Magh Bihu 2016

On the eve of the day called “Uruka”, i.e., the last day of pausa, menfolk, more particularly young men go to the field, preferably near a river, build a makeshift cottage called Bhelaghar with the hay of the harvest fields and the Meji, the most important thing for the night.

Different types of sports like Buffalo-fight, Egg-fight, Cock-fight, Nightingale-fight etc. are held throughout the day.

In the 2016 the Bhogali Bihu or Magh Bihu is on 15th January and Uruka is on 14th January Eve.

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