Guwahati is the main cultural centre of Assam. The locals are enthusiastic about various arts, music and dance forms. Bihu dance is the most popular dance form, performed during various cultural activities. Another popular dance form is Sattritya dance. Many festivals and fairs are held in the city every year. The most important festivals are Kati Bihu, Bohag Bihu and Magh Bihu. Other festivals celebrated are Durga Puja, Diwali, Janmashtami and Holi. The markets of Guwahati are packed with beautiful handicrafts and paintings. Shrimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra is the most noteworthy art and craft gallery in Guwahati. Another interesting feature of the culture of Guwahati are 'Bhraiymoman' theatres, showcasing the unique culture of Assam and providing entertainment. A traditional form of Assamese drama, called ‘Bhaona’, is also popular. The cuisine of Guwahati is simple, with fewer spices. Rice is the staple food and it is used to prepare a variety of dishes.
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