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Monday, April 14, 2014

Festivals of North-East India

Festivals of North-East India

Festivals of Nagaland


TRIBE


FESTIVAL


MONTH

 
ANGAMI
 
SEKRENYI
 
FEBRUARY 25
 
AO
 
MOATSU
 
MAY 1ST WEEK
 
CHAKHESANG
SUKHRUHNYE
TSUKHENYE
JANUARY 15
APRIL 24
 
CHANG
 
NAKNYULEM
 
JULY 29-31
 
KHIAMNIUNGAN
 
TSOKUM
 
OCTOBER 1ST WEEK
 
KUKI
 
MIMKUT
 
JANUARY 17
 
KONYAK
 
AOLEANG MONYU
 
APRIL 1ST WEEK
 
KACHARI
 
BUSHU
 
JANUARY 27
 
LOTHA
 
TOKHU EMONG
 
NOVEMBER 7
 
PHOM
 
MONYU
 
APRIL 1ST WEEK
 
POCHURY
 
YEMSHE
 
OCTOBER 1ST WEEK
 
RENGMA
 
NGADA
 
NOVEMBER LAST WEEK
 
SUMI
 
TULUNI
 
JULY
 
SANGTAM
 
AMONGMONG
 
SEPTEMBER 1ST WEEK
 
YIMCHUNGRU
 
METEMNIU
 
AUGUST 4 TO 8
 
ZELIANG
MEILEINYI
HEGA
CHEGAGADI
FEBRUARY
MARCH
OCTOBER

Festivals of Assam


FESTIVAL


MONTH

 
RONGALI BIHU
 
APRIL
 
MAGH BIHU
 
JANUARY

KATI BIHU

OCTOBER
 
KARAM PUJA
 
AUGUST
 
RONGKER
 
APRIL
 
JONBEEL MELA
 
JANUARY
 
BAISHAGU
 
APRIL 
 
BUSHU
 
JANUARY
 
BAREY SAHARIA BHAONA
 
JANUARY
 
MAJULI FESTIVAL
 

 
ALI AYE LIGANG
 
FEBRUARY
 
KAZIRANGA FESTIVAL
 

 
ASSAM TEA FESTIVAL
 
NOVEMBER

Festivals of Arunachal Pradesh


COMMUNITY / TRIBE


FESTIVAL


MONTH

 
MONPA
 
LOSSAR
 
FEBRUARY 11
 
MIJI
 
KHAN
 
FEBRUARY/MARCH
 
NISHING

NYOKUM

FEBRUARY 26
 
SULUNG
 
GOMKUM GOMPA
 
APRIL 15
 
HILL MIRI
 
BOORI BOOT
 
FEBRUARY 6
 
APATANI
 
DREE
 
JULY 5
 
TOGIN
 
SI-DONYI
 
JANUARY 6
 
ADI
MOPIN
SOLUNG
APRIL 5
SEPTEMBER 1

TAROON & KAMMAN MISHMI
 
TAMLADU
 
APRIL 15
 
KHAMPTI
 
SANGTEN
 
FEBRUARY 14
 
SINGPHO

SHAPAWNG YAWNG MANAU POI
 
OCTOBER 1ST WEEK
 
IDU MISHMI
 
REH
 
FEBRUARY 1
 
WANSHO
 
ORIAH
 
FEBRUARY 16
 
NOCTE
 
CHALO-LOKU
 
NOVEMBER 25
 
TANGSA
 
MOL
 
APRIL

Festivals of Meghalaya


COMMUNITY / TRIBE


FESTIVAL


MONTH

 
KHASI
BAMKHANA
SHAD SUK, MYNSIEM
SHAD NONGKREM
SENG KUT SNEM
JANUARY
APRIL/JUNE
JULY
NOVEMBER
 
JAINTIA
TIGER FESTIVAL
BAM PHALAR/BAM DOH
RONG BELYNGKAN
BEHDIENKHLAM
SENG KUT SNEM
JANUARY/MARCH
JANUARY/DECEMBER
MAY/JUNE
JUNE/JULY
NOVEMBER
 
GARO
DEN'BILSIA
A'SIROKA
A'GALMAKA
MIAMUA
RONGCHUGALA
AHAIA
WANGALA
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL
JUNE
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER

Festivals of Manipur


COMMUNITY / TRIBE


FESTIVAL


MONTH

 
MEITEI
 
NINGOL CHAKOUBA
 
NOVEMBER
 
MANIPURI
CHEIRAOBA
YAOSHANG
KANG
HEIKRU HITONGBA
APRIL
FEBRUARY/MARCH
JULY
SEPTMENBER
 
KUKI-CHIN-MIZO

KUT

NOVEMBER 1
 
KABUI NAGA
 
GANG-NGAI
 
JANUARY 21
 
TANGKHUL NAGA
 
CHUMPHA
 
DECEMBER

Festivals of Mizoram


COMMUNITY / TRIBE


FESTIVAL


MONTH

 
MIZO
MIM KUT
PAWL KUT
CHAPCHAR KUT
THALFAVANG KUT
AUGUST
DECEMBER/JANUARY
MARCH

Festivals of Sikkim


COMMUNITY / TRIBE


FESTIVAL


MONTH

 
LEPCHA
CU RUM FAAT / TENDONG LHO RUM FAAT
 

 
SIKKIMESE
SAGA DAWA
DRUPKA TESHI
PHANG LHABSOL
LOSAR
BUMCHU
KAGYED DANCE
TIHAAR
LOSOONG
LHABAB DHUECHUN
KALCHAKRA PUJA
MAY/JUNE
JULY/AUGUST
AUGUST LAST WEEK
FEBRUARY
JANUARY
DECEMBER
 
HINDU NEPALESE

DASAIN
JANUARY 15
APRIL 24

Festivals of Tripura


COMMUNITY / TRIBE


FESTIVAL


MONTH

 
TRIPURI
KHARCHI PUJA
ASHOKASHTAMI
GARIA PUJA
GANGA PUJA
ORANGE & TOURISM FESTIVAL
KER PUJA
 
MARCH/APRIL
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
MARCH/APRIL

NOVEMBER

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Documentaries of Nagaland

Nagaland - journey through the choir of clouds


Mokokchung, Nagaland


Mon, Nagaland


Kohima, Nagaland


Exotic locations in Nagaland


Nagaland

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Chiru Deerkai Festival of Chiru Tribe of Manipur

Chiru Deerkai Festival 2011 (photo courtesy: remphung.webs.com)
Chiru Deerkai Festival, also means “Youth festival”, is celebrated by the Chiru community of Manipur. The festival is generally held once in every three years dating back to the 1960, with some interruption in between. The festival is organised with an aim to promote and preserve the rich custom and culture of Chiru people living across the north east region of India.

The festival witnesses colourful cultural displays of the Chiru tribe including the traditional elders festival ‘Phoiba Lia’, festival pertaining to the youth and traditional songs like ‘Chenthi Hlas’.

Chiru tribal community inhabit various districts of Manipur – Senapati, Tamenglong, Thoubal and Churachanpur. The word 'Chiru' means 'the seed of a plant'. In terms of lifestyle and culture, the Chiru tribe have some similarity with the Naga tribal community due to their distinguished physical features.

The community migrated from the Chin Hills which lie further east of Manipur and their population, according to the 1981 census, is 3744. Their mother tongue, Chirrup, belongs to the Koki-Chin group of the Tibeto-Burman family of languages. Besides, they are conversant with the Meitei language and use the Roman as well as Bengali script. Over the years, the Chiru tribe developed a tradition of musical recitals, dancing, quite integrated to the entire culture of Manipur.

Their villages are situated in the valleys and foothills surrounded by thin forests. People of the Chiru tribal community display great craftsmanship in the field of weaving and carpentry. The shawls worn by them have a typical combination of design and cooler which make them distinct. They are non-vegetarians who eat beef and pork. Rice is their staple food and they relish home-made alcoholic drinks.


Ref: 1. remphung.webs.com 2. tribesindia.com

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Folk songs of Northeast India

'The Music That I Love' by Bah Kerios Wahlang (Meghalaya)


'Moirang Sai' by Mangka and Marjing (Manipur)


'O Rhosi' by The Tetseo Sisters (Nagaland)


Folk song of Arunachal Pradesh


Folk song of Tripura


Folk song of Sikkim


'Goalporia Lokageet' by Pratima Barua Pandey (Assam)


Photo by Kangkan Hazarika