Bhai Bij in India in 2020

Bhai Bij in India in 2020
  How long until Bhai Bij?
This holiday next takes place in 363 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
  Summary
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 2020?
Bihar  BiharNov 16Regional Holiday
Gujarat  GujaratNov 16Regional Holiday
Uttar Pradesh  Uttar PradeshNov 16Regional 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.

Translate this page