Fast Facts :
Situated : Assam, India
Celebrated by : The tribal group of Deoris
Month of the Festival : April
Major Attraction : Carol Song or Husori Party and Deodhani Dance
Bohaggiyo Bhishu is spring festivals celebrated by Deoris and are believed to be a part of the Chutiyas Race. It is said that the term of Bishu was taken from Chutiya where (“Bi”) means extreme and (“Su”) means rejoicing.
Celebration for a Week :
The spring festival of Bohaggiyo Bhishu is celebrated in the month of April and commences for 7 days with unhindered merry making and joy. This festival is started by a Puja called as Than Puja, which precede on Wednesday.
The Rituals :
Before the Than Puja, many arrangements and socio religious implications are made. The rituals include, forfeit of a white Buffalo in every 4 years, which is a substitute for human sacrifice that was practiced before. The most significant element of the Bohaggiyo Bhishu festival is the Deodhani Dance and the carol song or Husori.Sibsahar, Nagaon, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur some of the major point of attractions.