Si-Donyi festival will be celebrated with various programmes at Dumporijo from January 4 to 7, 2017 in Arunachal Pradesh. Si-Donyi is a festival of the Tagin tribe, celebrated annually.
The main idea is to promote health, wealth and prosperity of the tribe. It involves various rituals to appease element like Si (Earth), and Donyi (Sun) God. Everyone celebrates the festival together irrespective of age, sex, gender, which ends with folk dances and a large community feast.
In 2017, there will be cultural display and competition amongst the participating troupes. Games and sports activities will be the main attractions of the festival.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein will attend the festival on January 6. Tare Yudik has been selected as main priest for the celebration.