24 August, 2020
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Nuakhai Juhar is an agricultural festival, also called Nuakhai Parab or Nuakahi Bhetghat.
It is celebrated to welcome the new crop of the season.
Nuakhai is a combination of two words that signifies eating of new rice as ‘nua’ means new and ‘Khai’ means eat.
This is the festival of Western Odisha, southern Chhattisgarh and adjoining areas of Simdega (Jharkhand).
Its coastal counterpart is Nabanna, observed in Coastal Odisha.
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