Kati Bihu 2022  A famous festival of assam  Know All About the Significance, History and Ways To Observe the Harvest Festival of Kongali Bihu

Kati Bihu is an Assamese festival which marks the relocation of the rice crop and the beginning of the new harvest season.

According to the Assamese calendar, it is celebrated on the first day of the Kati month, which falls usually in mid-October.

This festival surpasses religion, caste and social status and is celebrated by everyone in the Northeastern state of India.

It is mostly a solemn occasion as the granaries are almost empty during this season and it is one of the three most significant festivals of Assam,

the other two being Bhogali or Magh Bihu and Rongali or Bohag Bihu. All these festivals are related to agriculture.

Kati Bihu usually falls in the middle of October and this year, it will be observed on October 18.

There is a tradition of lighting clay lamps on this day which dates back to ancient celebrations when lanterns on paddy fields served as natural insecticides by attracting insects.

On this day, traditional lamps called Saaki are placed on the top of baboon sticks.

The main lamp is also lit in the courtyard near the sacred Tulsi plant.