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Magh or Bhogali Bihu (13th - 14th Jan)


The Magh or Bhogali bihu is celebrated in mid-January, during which the harvest is gathered. Uruka is celebrated on the eve of Magh Bihu, in which temporary shelters (meji) are built of hay and wood to a considerable height resembling a lofty temple on the harvested paddy fields, beside which a bonfire is lit for community feasting to celebrate the harvest.

The next morning, the meji is ceremoniously lit. The feasting is followed by sports throughout the day. The half-burnt sticks and ashes of the meji are strewn on the fields and at the root of the fruit trees, as they are believed to increase fertility of the soil

Me-Dam-Mefie Festival of Tais( 31st Jan)

This festival is celebrated on January 31. It is Puja of ancestor worship. Tais worship and offer rice to nine generation of their ancestors in this festival. The celebration is also attended by the other communities and shared the enjoyment of feasts, dances and songs.

 
 
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