Guwahati: The Central government employees of Assam will not get the holiday for Bohag Bihu in the coming year. Prior to this, the employees of the Central government offices of Assam used to get holidays for this major festival of the state. However, this year, the employees will have to apply for a restricted holiday during Bohag Bihu.
Bohag Bihu, also known as Rongali Bihu is celebrated in the month of April. This is one of the three Bihu celebrated in Assam, the other two being Bhogali Bihu and Kongali Bihu. Bohag Bihu also marks the Assamese New Year.
Bohag Bihu was listed in the list of holidays in the year 2020, however, it has been removed from the list of holidays for the year 2021. The employees of the Central government from Assam did not get holiday for Magh Bihu this year. They will get a holiday on January 14 in 2021 on the occasion of Magh Bihu.
The Government of Assam also released the holiday list for the year 2021. The holidays for Bohag Bihu by the Assam government is for three days, that is, on April 14, 15 and 16.
Bohag Bihu is very dear, as well as important to the state as it is the main festival of the Assamese people. It is celebrated in every nook and corner of the state. The Assamese new year usually falls on April 15. The first day of Bihu is celebrated as the 'Goru' Bihu. The cows and bullocks are bathed in the rivers and ponds. They are also offered with vegetables like brinjal, gourd, and so on. The next day of Bihu is called the 'Manuh' Bihu.