Chapchar Kut, one of the most popular festivals of Mizoram is all set to begin from today. It is celebrated with great pomp and gaiety by the tribal communities of the state. Donned in traditional attire, with colourful hats made from beads and feathers, the locals come together to celebrate this festival every year.
Here are five interesting facts about this festival that you may not know –
- Chapchar Kut is one of the oldest harvest festivals of Mizoram. It predates Christianity in Mizoram and has been celebrated for almost 500 years.
- A week-long festival, it is celebrated on the first Friday of March
- Folk music and traditional dance performances are the major highlights of this festival.
- One of the major attractions of the festival is the bamboo dance performed by the women.
- It will be celebrated in all eight districts of the state, but the biggest celebration will take place at the Assam Rifles ground in Aizawl. It will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister Lal Thanhawala.