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Locals celebrate vibrant Suwori tribal festival in Assam

THE ASIAN AGE

Published : Apr 21, 2017, 1:55 pm IST
Updated : Jul 8, 2017, 8:39 pm IST
Assamese celebrate the Suwori festival which coincides with Rongali Bihu by hosting elephant fights, horse races, dances and songs along with tug-of-war. (Photo: AP)
Assamese celebrate the Suwori festival which coincides with Rongali Bihu by hosting elephant fights, horse races, dances and songs along with tug-of-war. (Photo: AP)
Asian Elephants during the 'Suwori festival' as part of the Rongali Bihu celebrations in Guwahati. (Photo: AP)
Asian Elephants during the 'Suwori festival' as part of the Rongali Bihu celebrations in Guwahati.  (Photo: AP)
Assamese girls dance during the 'Suwori festival' as part of the Rongali Bihu celebration in Boko. (Photo: AP)
Assamese girls dance during the 'Suwori festival' as part of the Rongali Bihu celebration in Boko.  (Photo: AP)
Women take part in a tug of war during the 'Suwori festival' in Assam. (Photo: AP)
Women take part in a tug of war during the 'Suwori festival' in Assam.  (Photo: AP)
An Indian tribal woman reacts after an earthen pot filled with water falls off her head during a hundred meters run event with water pots on head, during the Suwori Tribal festival in Boko, Assam. (Photo: AP)
An Indian tribal woman reacts after an earthen pot filled with water falls off her head during a hundred meters run event with water pots on head, during the Suwori Tribal festival in Boko, Assam. (Photo: AP)
Tribal women perform Rabha dance during the Suwori Tribal festival in Assam. (Photo: AP)
Tribal women perform Rabha dance during the Suwori Tribal festival in Assam.  (Photo: AP)
Villagers take part in a traditional horse racing during the Suwori Tribal festival in Boko. (Photo: AP)
Villagers take part in a traditional horse racing during the Suwori Tribal festival in Boko.  (Photo: AP)
A mahout tries to control an elephant which refused to participate in an elephant fight during the Suwori Tribal festival. (Photo: AP)
A mahout tries to control an elephant which refused to participate in an elephant fight during the Suwori Tribal festival.  (Photo: AP)

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