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Sekrenyi
The Angami tribals celebrate Sekrenyi in the month of February. It normally falls on the 25th day of the Angami month of Kexi.The ten-day festival is also called Phousanyi by the Angamis.

Aoling Monyu
Stretched over six days, the Aoling Monyu festival provides an excellent insight into the rich cultural heritage of the Konyaks tribe. With the completion of the sowing season by March-end, the festival marks the end of winter of the old year and heralds the New Year beginning with spring.

Moatsu
The Aos observe Moatsu after the sowing is done. Stretching over a period of six days, thSema  Dancee festival is marked by vigorous merry-making after the hard labour oijhum farming.

Tuluni
Held in the month of July, the Tuluni is the most important festival of the Semas. Nobody is allowed inside the village on the first day of this five-day festival. The fourth day is the day of prayers and offerings to Litsaba - the deity of fruitfulness who gives life and protection to the crops.

Naknyulum
The strong, hardy and handsome Chang Nagas celebrate Naknyulum during the first week of July for a period of six days. No marriage ceremonies are performed during the festival. The Chang decorate their houses with a special kind of tree, the Ngunam.

Hornbill Festival
The Hornbill fSema  Game  Danceestival is celebrated every year at Kohima from the first to fifth of December.

Metemneo
The Yirnchungers celebrate the Metemneo festival after the millet crop is harvested. But the festival is also connected with praying for the souls of the departed. Young girls and boys also get engaged during this festival which is spread over five days. With its strong agricultural bias, it's not surprising that agricultural implements are worshipped.

Amongmong
The Sangtams celebrate Amongmong in the first week of September when the new crop is ready for harvesting. The main feature of the festival is the worship of the God of the house and the three cooking stones in the fireplace.

TsokumKonyak  Drum  Beating
The Tsokum, a festival of the Khiamgans, is associated with harvesting which takes place in October.

Tokhu Emong
Tokhu Emong is celebrated by the Lothas once the harvesting is over and the granaries are full.

Ngada
Ngadaisan annual celebration of the Rwengma Nagas observed towards the end of November / December. It is a popular belief of the ancient Rwengmas that the spirits of the dead visit their graves and the homes of their relatives once every year, particularly during this festival.

Monyu
Monyu is celebrated by the Phoms after the sowing of paddy every year, from the first to third of April.

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