Sarhul is the biggest tribal festival celebrated in Orissa, Jharkhand, and Bihar. This is known as the festival of flowers. Sarhul is observed by Mundas, Orans and Santhal communities during the onset of spring season or Vasant rithu.
Sarhul festival 2016 date is April 9.
The Santhal community celebrates the festival as Baha in February – March and the Oraons celebrate the same festival in March – April.
Sarhul festival is dedicated to Goddess Sita or Dharti mata. The mother of nature is worshipped during the festival. Sarhul is celebrated for several days during which the main traditional dance ‘Sarhul dance is performed.