Guwahati: The state government on Friday has declared the Bhogali Bihu Uruka as a restricted holiday, which falls on January 13.
Uruka, the first day of Magh Bihu marks the end of the harvesting season. People make bamboo huts called ‘Bhelaghor’ or community kitchen where they begin with the preparations for the festival.
The next day, the Bhelaghors are burnt and people pray in front of the fire so that the year could pass off peacefully.
It is celebrated by having a feast and people hailing from different tribes and communities gather to celebrate the festival in the state.