Bhai Bij in India in 2019

Bhai Bij in India in 2019
  How long until Bhai Bij?
This holiday next takes place in 42 days.
  Dates of Bhai Bij in India
2021 Nov 6
BiharSat, Nov 6Regional Holiday
GujaratSat, Nov 6Regional Holiday
RajasthanSat, Nov 6Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshSat, Nov 6Regional Holiday
2020 Nov 16
BiharMon, Nov 16Regional Holiday
GujaratMon, Nov 16Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshMon, Nov 16Regional Holiday
2019 Oct 29
BiharTue, Oct 29Regional Holiday
GujaratTue, Oct 29Regional Holiday
RajasthanTue, Oct 29Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshTue, Oct 29Regional Holiday
2018 Nov 9
GujaratFri, Nov 9Regional Holiday
Uttar PradeshFri, Nov 9Regional Holiday
2017 Gujarat Sat, Oct 21 Regional Holiday
A festival focused on siblings. Sisters invite their brothers to join in a feast.
  Bhai Bij in other countries
Bhai Bij internationally
  Which regions observe Bhai Bij in 2019?
Bihar  BiharOct 29Regional Holiday
Gujarat  GujaratOct 29Regional Holiday
Rajasthan  RajasthanOct 29Regional Holiday
Uttar Pradesh  Uttar PradeshOct 29Regional Holiday

When is Bhai Bij?

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.

Traditions of Bhai Bij

Bhai Bij, also known as Bhaiya Dooj, 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.

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