One of the major festivals that draws visitors from far and near is Majuli Festival in Assam, the gateway to the Northeast. The Majuli festival is held in Majuli, the largest river island in the world. Located on the river Brahmaputra in Assam, it has been a center of Vaishnavite culture in Assam since the 16th century. There are a large number of monasteries or Satras in the state which reflects its neo-Vaishnavite culture. The Majuli festival is marked by several cultural programs and exhibitions.
History of the Majuli Festival
Held on the bank of the River Luit, the Majuli Festival is a major tourist attraction and lets the visitors have a glimpse of the culture and traditions of the island. The location is extremely picturesque and serves as a perfect venue for the festival. Several cultural programs are held during the course of the festival which shed light on the traditional customs and culture of the island. A food festival which displays local delicacies of the state and of the tribes in Majuli in particular is held during this time. The Majuli festival is also attended by artists and artisans who come to exhibit their handmade products. Some of these products include garments and traditional handicrafts, bamboo products and locally made cane. The festival is also marked by a host of other activities. Seminars are held along with discussions on various topics that seek to highlight the local issues within the state.
Majuli Festival Dates 2019
The Majuli festival is always held during the winter season, in the month of November. In 2019, the festival will be held from 21st November 2018 to 24th November 2019.