Amidst the widespread protests against CAA 2019, the locals from Jajori in Batadrava under Nagaon District are all set to celebrate Magh Bihu with full enthusiasm and fervour.
As part of their protest the locals of Jajori has built 'Bhela Ghars' with the theme portraying Mahabharata's Kurukshetra War.
Bihu is Assam's dearest of festivals and the pride of the entire community. As a celebration that identifies with the spirit and integrity of the Assamese race, the enthusiasm and fervour associated with Magh Bihu has a truly infectious energy that every Assamese holds in high esteem.
As a celebration that upholds the pride of the community, every Assamese waits with anticipation for their beloved festival to beckon the threshold. And though the festival of Bihu is celebrated with three different interpretations, the spirit embodying the festivities remains the same. Integrity and gratitude fostered with a spirit of oneness and brotherhood rules this traditional celebration by the Assamese race.
The festival of Magh Bihu is marked by feasts and bonfires. Young people erect makeshift huts, known as Meji and Bhelaghar, from bamboo, leaves and thatch, and in Bhelaghar they eat the food prepared for the feast, and then burn the huts the next morning.