A woman works on her Rash as she prepares Gamosa ahead of Rongali Bihu Festival at a village in Sivasagar district of Assam, India. Rongali Bihu is celebrated in the first month of the Assamese calendar and thus marks the advent of the Assamese New Year. This festival also coincides with the advent of the spring season in the state. Bihu Dance and Bihu Songs are the main features of this Bihu, which continue for a month throughout the state. Photo by Luit Chaliha.