Bhai Bij

National and Public Holidays in India Regional Hindu holiday in India

Vishvakarma is the divine architect of the universe.

When is Bhai Bij?

How long until Bhai Bij?
This holiday next takes place in 162 Days.
1 Day
Dates of Bhai Bij
Year Weekday Date
2020 Monday November 16th
2019 Tuesday October 29th
2018 Friday November 9th
2017 Saturday October 21st
2016 Tuesday November 1st
Regions where Bhai Bij is a holiday
Bihar, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
Some states. 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 2019 Bhai Bij is celebrated on 29 October 2019 in Bihar, Gujarat, Rajasthan, 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.

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