Pola or Bial Pola is one of the widely celebrated festivals dedicated to cattle in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and some parts of other North Indian states. Pola is celebrated on Pithroti Amavasya, the new moon day in Shravan month (August – September).
In 2014, Pola or Bail Pola date is August 25.
Though in every aspect of agriculture famers use mechanical equipments for farming, in many places of India bullocks are used for farming the land. This is the very festive occasion for the farmers to pay their respect towards their bullocks. That is the reason why Pola is also called Bail Pola.