Karbi Youth Festival is underway at East Karbi Anglong till February 19. This five-day cultural extravaganza began with the hoisting of the Karbi cultural flag. Sponsored by the Karbi Cultural Society, it is also one of the oldest and largest ethnic festivals in the Northeast.
Birth of Karbi Youth Festival
It is a community festival which evolved from a popular movement for cultural awareness in the 60’s. The inaugural edition of the festival was hosted by the Karbi Club way back in 1974. For the most part, it grew to its present state without any official recognition.
26 Karbi Cultural Society (KCS) zones are going to take part in the festival. This fest will include cultural shows with folk dances, folk songs, and various folk musical instruments will also be played. Karbi traditional games and sports will also be part of the event schedule.