Bhai Bij around the world in 2022

Bhai Bij around the world in 2022

  How long until Bhai Bij?
Bhai Bij
  Dates of Bhai Bij around the world
2024 Various Nov 3
India Nov 3
BiharSun, Nov 3Regional Holiday
GujaratSun, Nov 3Regional Holiday
RajasthanSun, Nov 3Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSun, Nov 3Regional Holiday
NepalSun, Nov 3National Holiday
2023 Various Nov 13
India Nov 13
BiharMon, Nov 13Regional Holiday
GujaratMon, Nov 13Regional Holiday
RajasthanMon, Nov 13Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshMon, Nov 13Regional Holiday
NepalMon, Nov 13National Holiday
2022 Various Oct 25, Oct 26, Oct 27
India Oct 25, Oct 26
GujaratWed, Oct 26Regional Holiday
RajasthanWed, Oct 26Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshTue, Oct 25Regional Holiday
NepalThu, Oct 27National Holiday
2021 Various Nov 6
India Nov 6
AssamSat, Nov 6Regional Holiday
BiharSat, Nov 6Regional Holiday
GujaratSat, Nov 6Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Nov 6Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSat, Nov 6Regional Holiday
NepalSat, Nov 6National Holiday
2020 Various Nov 16, Nov 17
India Nov 16
AssamMon, Nov 16Regional Holiday
BiharMon, Nov 16Regional Holiday
GujaratMon, Nov 16Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshMon, Nov 16Regional Holiday
NepalTue, Nov 17National Holiday
  Summary

A festival focused on siblings. Sisters invite their brothers to join in a feast.

  Which countries observe Bhai Bij in 2022?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday
  IndiaOct 25, Oct 26
  NepalOct 27

When is Bhai Bij?

This regional holiday is celebrated on the second day of the Hindu month of Kartik. Also known as Bhai Dooj, this means it is celebrated shortly after the festival of Diwali, which means it falls in either October or November.

Traditions of Bhai Bij

Bhai Bij is a festival that focuses on siblings and honours the brother-sister relationship.

On this day sisters invite their brothers to join them for a feast of their favourite dishes. The sisters put a tilak (powder mark) on their brothers' forehead and pray for their long lives and brothers in return bestow them with gifts.

At the feast, special festive dishes like "basundi poori" are served. Basundi is sweet, extra-thick milk porridge, and "poori" indicates that fruits, nutmeg, and cardamon are added to it.

Close relatives and friends are also invited to join in the Bhav Bij celebrations.

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