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Arunachal pradesh festivals



Festivals form an essential aspect of Socio-Cultural life of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. As a matter of fact festivals are the mirrors of the people's culture. Every society of the people of Arunachal Prdesh celebrate number of festivals-agricutural, religious and socio-cultural, which give them ample opportunity to enjoy freely. These are the occasions for people to relax, to enjoy, to dance and eat and drink. Agriculture being the basic means of livelihood the festivals having connection with agriculture are celebrated in bigger scale either to thank the God for the providence or pray for bumper harvest. While the ritual part of each festival is performed by the priest other arrangements of the festivals are done by the people in a community basis. Throughout the twelve months of the year festivals are celebrated by one or the other tribes. Not a single month passed off wothout a festival. From this point of view Arunachal may also be called the land of festivals.

Some of the important festivals are shown in the table below.

Sl. No.

District

Headquarter

Festival

Date & Month (approx)

1

Tawang

Tawang

i) Lossar (Monpas)

11-Feb

2

West Kameng

Bomdila

i) Lossar (Monpas)

11February Feb/March

ii) Khan (Mijis)

3

East Kameng

Seppa

i)Nyokum( Nishings)

26-Feb

ii)Gomkum gompa (Sulungs)

15-Apr

4

Lower Subansiri

Ziro

i) Boori Boot (Hill Miris)

6-Feb

ii)Nyokum (Nishings)

26-Feb

iii)Dree ( Apatanis)

5-Jul

5

Upper Subansiri

Daporijo

i) Si-Donyi (Togins)

6-Jan

ii) Boori Boot(Hill Miris)

6-Feb

iii) Mopin (Adis)

5-Apr

6

West Siang

Along

i) Mopin ( Adis )

5-Apr

i) Solung ( Adis )

1-Sep

7

East Siang

Pasighat

i) Aran (Adis )

7-Mar

ii) Mopin (Adis)

5-Apr

iii) Solung

1-Sep

8

Lohit

Tezu

i) Tamladu (Taroon & Kamman Mishmis)

15-Apr

ii) Sangken (khampti)

14-Feb

iii) Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi (Singpho)

9

Lower Dibang Valley

Roing

i)Reh (Idu Mishmis)

1-Feb

ii) Solung (Adis)

1-Sep

10

Upper Dibang Valley

Anini

i)Reh (Idu Mishmis)

1-Feb

ii) Solung (Adis)

1-Sep

11

Kurung Kummey

Laying Yangte

Nyokum (Nishings)

26-Feb

12

Tirap

Khonsa

i)Oriah (Wanchos)

16-Feb

ii) Chalo-Loku (Noctes)

25-Nov

13

Changlang

Changlang

i) Mol (Tangsas)

April

14

PapumPare

Itanagar

i) Nyokum (Nishing)

26-Feb

15

Upper Siang

Yingkiong

i) Mopin

5-Apr

ii) Solung

1-Sep



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