Silchar has a composite culture born from the convergence of different traditions. Any tourist who visits the city would be completely mesmerized to witness its rich cultural heritage.The dance and music, festivals and fairs, art and food depicts the rich culture of the city.
Dance and Music of Silchar
Assam has been a land of dance and music. The dance and music of the Silchar is very well defined the its culture. When it comes to dance and music the people of the place actively take part to showcase its rich culture. The Bihu dance is the main folk dance of the people of Assam including Silchar. Sattriya Nritya or Sattriya dance is another beautiful dance form of Assam. The Bihu songs defines love and yearning. Some of the other dance forms include Jhumur Dance, Ojapali Dance and many more.
Festivals of Silchar
Silchar also witness a lot of fairs and festivals of different tribes throughout the year. The main festival is Bihu. The Festival of Bihu is celebrated in three forms namely the Bohag bihu, Magh Bihu, and Kati Bihu. Bohag Bihu marks the Assamese New Year and generally celebrated in the month of April. Bohag bihu also known as Rongali Bihu defines joy and mirth. Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu is celebrated in the monthe of January. It is the harvest festival that features huge bonfire and feast. Lastly Kati Bihu or Kongali Bihu is celebrated in the month of January. Apart from Bihu other festivals celebrated in Silchar are Durga Puja, Saraswati Puja, Viswakarma puja, Christmas , Id etc.
Art and Culture of Silchar
The people of Silchar have a keen liking towards art and culture from the time immemorial. From the ancient times weavers, artists, sculptors, craftsmen, artisans of bamboo,cane, ivory wood have flourished in the city. The people of the city is also fond of weaving and people there produce silk and cotton clothes of exquisite design.
Food of Silchar
The food of Silchar offers its people with various kinds of dishes. Although the staple diet in this city is rice with interestingly cooked fish and meat dishes yet one can enjoy both Assamese and Bengali food. Fast food like Burgers, Pizzas and pasta are also popular in Silchar especially among the youth. Some of the food items include patot dita mas, Duck with Hil kumura, Bhapa, Chorchori, Chicken with koldil etc.