When is Bhai Bij?
How long until Bhai Bij?
|This holiday next takes place in 51 Days.|
Dates of Bhai Bij
Regions where Bhai Bij is a holiday
|Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh|
|A festival focused on siblings. Sisters invite their brothers to join in a feast.|
This regional holiday is celebrated on the second day of the Hindu month of Kartik. This means it is celebrated shortly after the festival of Diwali.
In 2018 Bhai Bij is celebrated on 9 November 2018 in Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh.
Traditions of Bhai Bij
Bhai Bij, also known as Bhaiya Dooj or Bhai Duj, is a festival that focuses on siblings.
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.
Close relatives and friends are also invited to join in the Bhav Bij celbrations.