Bhai Bij around the world in 2019

Bhai Bij around the world in 2019
  How long until Bhai Bij?
This holiday next takes place in 6 days.
  Dates of Bhai Bij around the world
2021 Various Nov 6
India Nov 6
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
India Nov 16
BiharMon, Nov 16Regional Holiday
GujaratMon, Nov 16Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshMon, Nov 16Regional Holiday
NepalMon, Nov 16National Holiday
2019 Various Oct 29
India Oct 29
BiharTue, Oct 29Regional Holiday
GujaratTue, Oct 29Regional Holiday
RajasthanTue, Oct 29Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshTue, Oct 29Regional Holiday
NepalTue, Oct 29National Holiday
2018 Various Nov 9
India Nov 9
GujaratFri, Nov 9Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshFri, Nov 9Regional Holiday
NepalFri, Nov 9National Holiday
2017 IndiaOct 21
Gujarat Sat, Oct 21Regional Holiday
  Summary
A festival focused on siblings. Sisters invite their brothers to join in a feast.
  Which countries observe Bhai Bij in 2019?
India  IndiaOct 29Regional Holiday
Nepal  NepalOct 29National Holiday

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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