Festivals

Cor-khela, kati-gasa, pusnâ and pusnâ porbo are the festival Hajongs celebrate.

Cor-khela
It is one of the oldest festival among Hajongs. It takes place in January. It is the festival of looking for a bride. During cor-khela a group of people from one village will dance and sing cultural songs at night and go around from village to village and stop at dawn. It is also one of the biggest event and visited by many where the most outstanding performers perform. It is a time of contests, meetings with artists and friends. You can see the traditional dresses with newest designs.

Kati-gasa
It is celebrated in October. In order to yield good seed, lighting a tradition oil lamp, is kept everywhere in the paddy field on the bamboo-lampstand. Many days ago citrus fruit is open and filled with mustard oil and a thread is dipped on it and burn. But now mustard oil is poured on a small bowl alike made of clay and kept in the field. It is observed to drive away the insects so that the yield will be good. The whole family does this.

Pusnâ
During pusnâ people prepare different kinds of traditional bread with ground rice, scraped coconut, banana, juice extracted palymyra palm. Some of these breads are prepared with oil, and some are steamed in bamboo, banana leaves, etc., and people are invited. The names of the breads are pat pithâ (steamed), batul pithâ (steamed), tel pithâ (fried), laddu, huknâ pithâ (dry fried), etc. Pusnâ porbo is celebrated with singing and dancing in a particular place from evening. People from different villages gather and compete with each other by wearing traditional dresses, designed and weaved beautifully on their own.

Pusnâ festival
During this festival people from various places gather and sing and dance. This festival is not practice before. It was started only few years ago.