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Assam declares state holiday on Bhai Dooj

Bhai Dooj

Guwahati, November 7: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday declared a state holiday on Bhai Dooj, a government release said.
The festival will be celebrated on November 16. It was earlier a restricted holiday in Assam.
Also called ‘Bhai Phonta’ by Bengalis and ‘Bhai Tika’ by Gorkhas, the festival celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. (PTI)