FAIRS AND FESTIVALOF NAGALAND

Sekrenyi

The Angami trabals celebrate sekrenyi in the month of February. It normally falls on the 25th day of the  Angami month of Kezei. 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 Aous observe Moatsu after the Sowing is done. Stretching over a period for six days. The festival is marked by vigorous merry-making after the hard labour of Jhum 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 of 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 perfomed during the festival. The chang decorate their houses with a special kind of tree, the Ngunam.

Hornbill Festival

The hornbill festival is celebrated every year at Kohima from the first to fifth of December.

Metemneo

The Yimchugers 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. Its not surprising that agricultural implements are worshiped.

Amongmong

The Sangtams celebrates Amongmong in the first week of September when the new crop is ready for harvesting. The main feature of the festival with worship of the god of the house and the three cocking stones in the fireplace.

Tsokum

The tsokum, a festival of the Khiamgans, is associated with harvesting which take place in October.

Tokhu-Emong

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

Ngada

Ngada is an annual celebration of the Rwengma Nagas observed towerds 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.