Nuakhai Juhar : Social Festival
The Prime Minister of India greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Nuakhai Juhar.
- Nuakhai Juhar is an important social festival of Western Odisha and adjoining areas of Simdega in Jharkhand.
- The word nua means new, and khai means food.
- Objective is an agricultural festival which is observed to welcome the new rice of the season.
- It is observed on the fifth day of the lunar fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada or Bhadra (August–September), the day after the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.