All across Nagaland, hectic preparations are being made by the Ao community to celebrate the joyful occasion of Moatsu. On May 2, the Ao Senso Telongjem Diphupar (ASTD) will be hosting a Moatsu festival celebration under the theme, ‘Envisioning today’s cultural values for tomorrow’ at Local Ground, Diphupar Village.
Did You Know?
- The Aos observe Moatsü Mong after sowing is complete.
- During the festival, one symbolic celebration is Sangpangtu, where a big fire is lit. Men and women wearing their best attires sit around the fire, and the womenfolk serve wine and meat.
- People sing songs and perform dances to express their gratitude to the supreme power for helping their crops grow well.
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