CELEBRATIONS ACROSS THE CITY
“The first day of Bihu celebrations is known as Goru Bihu and is dedicated to the cattle, as they provide the people with means of earning a livelihood in an agrarian society. People worship their cattle in rural Assam on this occasion,” said Deepen Rajkonwar, a Kamothe resident.
“Goru Bihu celebrations are followed by Manuh Bihu. On this day, people play with haldi and water in the morning. A wide variety of traditional cuisines along with pithas such as tilpitha, ghilapitha, borpitha and laddus are prepared and served by the women. The elders in the family are appreciated and the women offer gamocha as presents to the male members of the family,” he added.
People also visit their friends and relatives and then attend Bihu song and dance performances in the evening.
In villages of Assam, the elders go from one household to the next singing husoris or carols.