There are officially 16 recognized tribes by the Nagaland Government. The festival is celebrated on every 11th month of Chang calendar that is at the end of July. The title of this special issue; ‘Nagas in the 21st Century’, is both an adaptation and a (modest) self-proclaimed sequel to Verrier Elwin’s (1969) iconic Nagas in the Nineteenth Century. In this anthology, Elwin introduces and brings together a collection of administrative reports, tour diaries, and ethnographic descriptions on Naga tribes, all written in the 19th century. The festival is celebrated on every 11th month of Chang calendar that is at the end of July. Festivals of Naga Tribes of Nagaland: Tribe | Festival | Month ‘Bushu’ or ‘Bushu Jiba’ is the primary festival of the Kachari tribe. Please check your inbox / spam folders for the confirmation link after clicking subscribe. But more than anything else, it is worth mentioning that not a single Hindu festival is celebrated without providing a livelihood for the poor. Phoms celebrate Monyü festival with the beating of log drums with distinct tune traditionally called “Lan Nyangshem”. Tokhu Emong is the primary festival of the Lotha tribe. Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Dimasa Kachari, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Kuki, Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Yimchunger, and Zeme-Liangmai (Zeliang). The event encapsulates the science of astronomy, astrology, spirituality, ritualistic traditions, social and cultural customs and practices, making it extremely rich in experience. During Naknyulem festival, womenfolk also play the traditional instrument called ‘Kongkhim’. Introduction 2 Etymology 3 Significance Lui Ngai Ni is the seed-sowing festival celebrated by the Naga tribes of Manipur India. An elder known as Kheanpuru inaugrates the festival with prayers. Other popular festival of the Ao tribe: Tsungremong (First week of August). Main Festival: Mongmong Tribe: Ao Naga people at Naga New Year Festival âAh-Hayâ.. âAh-Hayâ- âAh-Hay! The men folk also partake in purification ritual by bathing in designated river/stream/well early in the morning where no women are allowed. District: Dimapur It takes place every year from 1 st to 10 th December and the very first hornbill festival took place in the year 2000. Main Festival: Monyü Khiamniungans celebrate the Miu festival during the time of sowing to offer players for good crop and harvest. The festival is celebrated for 10 days. Date: April 1. Introduction to Naga Chaturthi. The Tsukhenye festival lasts for four days. Main Festival: Naknyulem Date: April 1-2. District: Mon The ‘Hega; festival is one of the primary festival of the Zeliang tribe which is a matrimonial festival. Naknyulem is one of the major festival of the Chang tribe. Tribe: Phom The festival is speard over 5 days, each day distinctly known as – Shito, Zhinto, Zumto, Khehresuk and Sheresuk. On these occasions we express our gratitude to God, for the special thing or event that originated on this particular festival. The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions. This gala is named after the Indian hornbill since â¦ The village high priest also called Phensengu heralds the beginning of the festival. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 196,003 people. The recording of tribal civilisations; the Nagas. This festival is marked with feasts as the occasion occurs in the bountiful season of the year. District: Phek Tuluni is one of the main festivals of the Sumi tribe, which normally spans for three (3) days. The Nagas, mystical and, powerful beings in the form of snakes have the power to cast or remove curses. Moatsü festival is a binding festival celebrated after the sowing season is over. The ‘Sekrenyi’ festival falls in the Angami month of ‘Kezei’. Introduction. Haridwar Kumbh Mela, the largest religious congregation of pilgrims on earth witness millions of people including ascetics, saints, sadhus, kalpavasis and visitors irrespective of their caste, creed and gender. The story of Our Lady of Peñafrancia began in Paris on September 4th, 1401 when Simon Vela was born. Witnessing a festival in Nagaland is one of the best ways to understand the difference between these tribes and also the fact as to what keeps them so attached to their cult and customs. Tell us a story! Naga Panchami is an ancient observance which dates back even before the Vedic culture came into existence. However, one particularly special and unique time to visit is during the Naga New Year Festival, which will be held in Lahe on 15 January 2020. ‘Mimkut’ is a harvest festival which spans for a week from the 17th day of the Kuki month of Tolbol. Tribe: Rengma Celebration of different festival is a part and parcel of every Naga society. Date: November 27-28. This midyear festival is a time of communal harmony and merry-making for the Sumi community. Naknyulem Festival Naknyulem Festival of Nagaland is a religious ceremony of Chang Naga tribe to celebrate their deliverance from darkness. Angamis are from Kohima district of Nagaland. Tribe: Konyak Nag Panchami is an Indian traditional and religious worship. The Hornbill Festival is a great opportunity to experience the wide variety of Naga food, handicrafts, songs, dances and customs of Nagaland and, as the festival is attended by all the major tribes of Nagaland, the cultural diversity of the Naga people. 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