Definition of Burra Din in English:

Share this entry

Burra Din

Pronunciation: /ˌbʌrə ˈdɪn/


Example sentences
  • 1880. - ‘This being the Burra Din, or great day, the fact of an animal being shot was interpreted by the men as a favourable augury. ‘- Ball, Jungle Life, 279.’
  • It isn't a surprise that old timers still call Christmas burra din in India.
  • The burra din, or festivals, are often celebrated by a religious service, by feasting and, ashore, by the purchase of raiment and the donating of gifts.


From Hindi baṛā 'great' and din 'day'.

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.