The Bihu are the national festivals of Assam. The most important festivals of Assam are the Bihu, celebrated with fun and abundance by all Assamese people irrespective of caste, creed, religion, faith and belief.
Performance—The Bihu is a group dance in which males and females dance together but maintain different gender roles. In general, females follow stricter line or circle formations. The male dancers and musicians enter the dancing area first, and they maintain their lines and follow synchronized patterns. When the female dancers enter later the male dancers break up their lines to mingle with the female dancers, who maintain their stricter formations and order of the dance. The dance is usually characterized by definite postures; movements of the hips, arms, wrists; twirls, squats and bends but no jumps.