List of Festivals in Bihar, Festivals & Puja Date Bihar 2018: Bihar is a rich tradition of festivals from time immemorial. The state has a long list of festivals, which the people of Bihar definitely take part in every year. The most famous festival of Bihar is Chatth Puja, Sama-Chakeva is another festival celebrated in Bihar especially in Mithila, Ramnavami, Makar Sankranti, Madhushravani, Nagpanchami, Teej, Bihula are also some main festivals celebrated in Bihar.
Below are the list of main festivals in Bihar:
1. Chhath Puja
Almost all people have worshipped the ‘sun god’, but it more important in Bihar. Chatth Puja is the only occasion where the setting sun is worshiped.
For this 4-day festival, people maintain holiness and limpidness from a month ahead. People celebrate this festival with huge faith the folk songs sung in the honor of ‘Surya Dev’ and ‘Women keep fast for the good health of their family. To celebrate this festival only the faith counts.
- Chhath Puja 2017: 26 October 2017
- Chhath Puja 2018: 13 November 2018
It is during the winter months that the birds from the migrate on the way to the plains With the arrival of these vibrant birds, sama–chakeva is done. This is an event especially celebrated in mithila. Mithilanchal commits this event to the brother and sister connection. It symbolizes the custom of this area as well as the art of making idols. This event begins with the pleasant of the couple of birds sama-chakeva. Various traditions are conducted and the event enjoyable finished with the ‘vidai’ of sama and with a wish that these birds go back to this area the next year.
Sama-chakeva starts before chhath puja from the day of kharna every year.
Sama-chakeva 2018 date: Starts on 11 Nov 2018.
It is a Hindu festival celebrated in all parts of the country. This is the important day when Lord Ram was born. People celebrate it observing fasts and offering prayers in his honor.
Ram Navami 2018 date: 25 March 2018
This festival known as Tila Sankranti, the festival marks the beginning of the spring season. People believe that from this day on, the days become longer and the heat of the sun also raise. Every year it falls on the 14th of January.
Bihula is a famous festival of eastern Bihar mainly famous in Bhagalpur district. There are many myths associated with this festival. People pray to goddess Mansa for the wellbeing of their family.
Madhushravani is celebrated in mithilanchal with much enthusiasm. As per Hindu calendar, it is celebrated in the month of Sawan, which usually falls around August. This festival takes a message with itself. It teaches the way to weave together religion and tradition in daily life.
Naga Panchami is dedicated to the worship of (Nagas) Snakes, it falls on Shravan month. Nagas are worshiped in Hindu religion and Nagas are always represented with Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, two of the Gods in Hinduism. Lord Shiva has snakes as an ornament and Lord Vishnu lies on Snake Ananta in the milky ocean and this connection has deep symbolic meaning.
Nagpanchami 2018 – 15 August 2018
8. Teej Puja:
This festival is also celebrated in bihar every year, it is also know as Hartalika Teej puja. this year teej will celebrated on 12th sept.