Holiday declared in Assam
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Assam government has declared a local holiday in Baksa, Chirang, Udalguri, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Biswanath and Tinsukia district of Assam on Tuesday.

The holiday has been called in view of observation of Bhatri Dwitiya celebrations.

“All state government offices and educational institutions will remain closed during this holiday,” stated an official release on Monday.

Bhatri Dwitiya also called as Bhai Dooj, Bhaubeej, Bhai Tika, Bhai Phonta is a festival celebrated by Hindus on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha.

The celebration is similar to Raksha Bandhan.

To the down South, the festival is celebrated as Yama Dwitiya.

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