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Bihu is the National Festival of Assam. Irrespective of caste, creed and religion the people of Assam celebrate Bihu with much pomp and gaiety. Rongali Bihu, the spring festival of Assam is celebrated during the month of April, which is the beginning of the agricultural season. The mood of spring is celebrated with Bihu dance - one of the unique art forms of India accompanied by the  lusty wild beats of drums and sounds of indigenous instruments like buffalo horn pipe.During this time young boys and girls clad in golden Muga silk, sing and dance to the tune of seductive Bihu songs woven around the themes of love and passion.


Rongker is the most important festival of the Karbis, an indigenous tribe who live in Karbi Anglong (Assam). It is basically a festival of merriment and is performed at the beginning of the New Year, i.e., April,to propitiate different Gods and Goddesses for the wellbeing  of the entire village. The elderly male folk organise Rongker so that the people could be free from diseases and natural calamities for the entire year. They pray for a good harvest too. The women are not allowed to enter the worship arena during this festival.


The spring season descends to rejuvenate life again. Ali-ai-ligang, the festival of the Mishing tribe, is the most colorful festival  held every year on the first Wednesday of the month of "Ginmur Polo" (February-March). The ceremonial sowing of paddy starts with this year. Dance performances by young boys and girls during this festivals reflects the youthful passions and reproductive urge. Fish, Pork and Dry fish form the menu for the feast arranged for the festival.


The annual festival of the colourful Dimasa tribe. It is exclusively a socio - religious festival which is generally observed before the starting of new cultivation. Rajini Garba and is usually celebrated during the day - time. The 'Kunang' or the village headman propitiates the family deity, by closing the village gate on the day of worship. On the same night the function called Harni Garba, the presiding deity, is worshiped for the protection and welfare of the people. It is very interesting to note that during the festivals if any outsider enters the village in spite of the sign of the closed gate, the entire function is considered to lose itís relevance. Then the intruder has to bear the total cost for holding the festival a new.


There is another colorful tribe in Assam, known as the Rabhas. Although the Rabha community does not have any national festival of their own, the different groups celebrate their own festivals. The Baikho is celebrated during the spring season in order to propitiate the Goddess of wealth 'Baikho' is one of the festivals celebrated by them


Famous for its myriad of color and merriment, Baisagu is generally celebrated by the Bodo Kacharis during mid April. It is the most cherished festival of the Bodo tribe. The Bodos also celebrate it as the spring time festival at the advent of new year. The supreme deity 'Bathou' or Lord Shiva is worshipped during these days by offering him chicken and rice beer. In the Baishagu dance there is no bar of age or sex to join in their respective groups. During the days of the festival young boys and girls dance together. It is also customary that at the time of closure of the festival one has to offer community prayers at a particular place called "Garjasali".