Fairs & Festival
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.
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
The Aos observe Moatsu after the sowing is done. Stretching over
a period of six days, the
festival is marked by vigorous merry-making after the hard labour
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.
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.
The Hornbill festival
is celebrated every year at Kohima from the first to fifth of December.
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
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.
The Tsokum, a festival of the Khiamgans, is associated with harvesting
which takes place in October.
Tokhu Emong is celebrated by the Lothas once the harvesting is over
and the granaries are full.
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
Monyu is celebrated by the Phoms after the sowing of paddy every
year, from the first to third of April.
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