Lui Ngai Ni is a two-day Naga festival to be held on February 14 and 15 in Manipur’s Ukhrul district.
Here are some things that you should know about the festival that marks the onset of the sowing season –
- It is one of the biggest festivals of the Nagas of Manipur.
- The seed-sowing ceremony is held during the spring season
- This year, Chief Minister of Mizoram Lal Thanhawla will be the Chief Guest on the concluding day of the festival (15 Feb)
- The day of the festival is declared as a public holiday by the government.
- The gods of crops are invoked during this festival to shower blessings on the seeds for a good harvest and the general well-being of the people.
- As part of the celebration, there will be traditional log drum beating as well as display of traditional folk dances and songs