Asom Divas is celebrated on December 2 in India. On this day, the streets of the settlements are full of smart people, stage performances and much more. Those tourists who will see the events with their own eyes will be lucky!
The holiday is also called Sukapha. It is dedicated to an Indian prince who went on a journey. Asom Divas officially appeared in 1996. It is celebrated every year on December 2, as legends say that the prince set foot on new lands on this day.
Historical facts confirm that Sukapha stopped in the territory of India and was able to subjugate the local tribes. The prince founded his own state with the capital in the city of Sibsagar. After his death, the borders of the state increased, a powerful state existed for six centuries. The state had political difficulties that arose due to nomadic raids. In 1826, a new life begins for the territories, they are part of Great Britain.
The people of India revere history, remember Sukapha, so every year they celebrate a holiday organized in his honor. People worship the prince and the mighty state. Visitors can also join the activities.
It is noteworthy that:
- the holiday has a double name: Asom – in honor of the educated state, Sukapha – in memory of the founder;
- the first mention of it is found in documents of the fourth century;
- the date is fixed in the Negotiable Instruments Act.
How to celebrate
Every year, the streets of India are decorated with bright lanterns, people dress in bright clothes, performances and dances are shown on stages, and there are many treats around. Traditionally, there are fruits on the table: watermelons, bananas, melons. All food is presented to the prince as a thank you for his past.
When is Asom Divas celebrated in 2022?
Asom Divas is observed on December 2 each year.