Dwijing Festival 2021 - Learn Facts And See What You Can Do Here
I think many of you are so excited for Dwijing Festival 2021? In this post, I am going to share the facts and guides on what you can do at this festival.
“Life is like a river. The way of life is to flow with the current. To turn against it takes effort, but the current will carry you if you let it. Float with joy and ease”
Assam is a land filled with rivers. The river played a great part in the lives of the people of Assam. Especially the great River the Brahmaputra has given us a lot.
Dwijing Festival 2021 - Everything you need to learn from the River Aie
There is a river called Aie in Assam. The meaning of the word Aie is mother. This river flows through the Chirang district and joins Manas River at Bangpari of Chirang district.
Originally it starts from the Himalayas, Flowing through Bhutan, Chirang, and Bongaigaon districts of Assam, it joins the great river Brahmaputra before falling into the final destination, the Bay of Bengal.
Almost more than 30000 people are dependent on this river for their livelihood. This river helps the families through crop harvesting, fishing, stone and sand collection, and many more activities.
Aie River does not take the same route to flow, every year it changes its path. In the winter season, this river attracts tourists with its natural beauty. Unlike winter Aie becomes evil and causes great damage through flood and destroys many properties and lives.
Every year near this river a festival is held, called Dwijing Festival. The word Dwijing is taken from the native Bodo language. Dwi means water and jing means near. In general, the word Dwijing means River Bank. It is titled so because it is celebrated on the banks of the river Aie.
It is an annual river festival celebrated every year near the Hagrama Bridge (the longest bridge of rural areas in Assam), Tulsijhora. 6 years ago in the year 2016-17, this festival was inaugurated by the present CM of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal.
In the winter season, Aie River becomes the magnet for nature lovers. Tourists and native people come here to celebrate, enjoy, make moments to create memories for a lifetime. Dwijing festival makes these river banks more enjoyable during the time of Christmas and New Year.
When Dwijing Festival is Celebrated In Assam?
It is celebrated from the last week of December to the first week of January. It is a twelve-day festival and considered as one of the biggest river festivals in India.
Aim Of Dwijing Festival
The aim of this festival is to focus especially on business activities for a better economic generation through rural tourism. Moreover, this festival takes traditional culture, foods, and dances, songs to the national and international level. As people from different part of the world come to this festival.
This festival also provides help to flood victim families through charity generation and distribution. Dwijing festival is known as the “Aie River Winter Festival” because it held in the winter season.
Things To Do In Dwijing Festival 2021
There are several things to do at this festival like enjoying the bohemian campsite. There are several options for people how they want to enjoy this campsite. They can share the tent or have a two or three-seater tent moreover one can bring own tent to pitch in there.
Trekking and jungle safari
Trekking and jungle safari is another fun activity one can do here. Jeep safari hiking are some interesting things to attract people. After all nature always work like magic to our tired mind and body. Dwijing festival has added adventurous sports to the peaceful nature.
You Can Exciting sports
Exciting sports like River rafting, Hot Air Balloon Ride, Paragliding, Kayaking, Fishing, and many more. Elephant rides, Camel rides, Horse rides, Donkey rides, and several other animal rides are also provided here.
Enjoy a Helicopter ride On Dwijing Festival 2021
One of the exciting things here to enjoy is a helicopter ride. It is exciting to see the world from a bird’s view. Along with these adventurous sports indoor games, outdoor games, amusement parks, and many more games are here to play.
You Can Attend Cultural Program of Indias Top Celebrities
Cultural Programmes are also arranged here. Traditional and folk dances show the cultural beauty of this state. Bollywood stars, Bollywood playback singers, Bollywood dancers, famous DJs, International celebrities come every year to this festival.
Tasty Traditional Food And Drinks
Food is something that attracts people the most. Only to taste different foods people go to different places. In that case, Dwijang is the right place for foodies. An ethnic food festival is also held as a part of Dwijing fest. Ethnic and traditional dishes and drinks of Assam, Local foods like Smoked or Roasted Pork, Pigeons, local drinks like Jow Gisi (Rice Beer), and various foods are available here.
Dwijing Festival 2021 Celebration Date And Time
In 2021-22 the festival will be celebrated from 27th of December 2021 to 7th January 2022. Celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Arijit Singh, Neha Kakkar, Vishal and Shekhar, Jonita Gandhi, Papon, Mika Singh, Neeti Mohan, DJ Liz are being invited to the festival. Along with the many local singers, performers will be there.
People can also enjoy Manas National park while visiting here for the festival. This is the second-largest national park in Assam and also become a UNESCO world heritage site. Other than this natural heaven like kalamati is also a place to visit near this festival. Hagrama Bridge, Bongaigaon Oil Refinery, Bodo villages are exciting places to explore here.
Honored with 5 awards at WOW Awards Asia
Dwijing festival has been honored with 5 awards at WOW Awards Asia in the year 2020. It is a magical and colorful festival and exposes the beauty of Assam’s various cultures, shows the colors of tribes of Assam. It is a place where folk and modern culture meets.
Dwijing festival represents the colors of Assam, Various traditions of native tribes of Assam. It represents how the people of Assam are River centric. The river is a part of the Assamese people’s life. The beauty of this festival is addictive one must come here once to enjoy this festival.
Written by Birina Goswami