By Anureshmi Manoj
- areca nut and betel leaves,
- traditional silk garments (mekhela chador),
- forefathers and elderly.
There are diversified important traditional festivals in Assam. Bihu is the most important and common and celebrated all over Assam. It is the Assamese new year celebrated in April of the Gregorian calendar. Durga puja is another festival celebrated with great enthusiasm. Muslims celebrate two Eids (Eid ul-fitr and Eia al-adha) with much eagerness all over Assam.
Bihu is a series of three prominent festivals. Primarily a non-religious festival celebrated to mark the seasons and the significant points of a cultivator's life over a yearly cycle.
MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA
- bihu dance,
- banjar kekan,
- mishing bihu.
Typically, an Assamese plate would contain bhaat (rice) with dal (lentils), masor jool (fish curry), with mangso (meat curry) or xaak and bhaji (herbs and vegetables).
Rice is one of the main dish in Assam, and variety of different rices are grown and eaten in different ways, roasted, grounded, boiled or just soaked.
Fish curries made of rou, illish, or chitol are the most favorite.
The food is usually served in bell metal utensils.