8 folk traditions of northeast india


Dree Festival: Arunachal Pradesh

It is one of the best festivals in Arunachal Pradesh. It is celebrated by the Apatani tribe every year to mark agricultural season offerings sacrifices and prayers to the Gods.


ambubachi mela: assam

The festival of Kamakhya temple of Guwahati and held every year during monsoon (mid-June). It is a ritual of austerities celebrated with 'Tantric rites' during which the temple remain closed for three days. 


Lai haraouba: manipur

Lai Haraoba, a spring festival celebrated during April-May to please traditional deities (Umang Lai) and ancestors as per the Sanamahism tradition.  Creation myths, belief and superstitions are ingrained in the rituals of Lai Haraoba. 


wangala: meghalaya

Wangala Festival of Meghalaya is a most popular festival among the Garos of Meghalaya, India. Wangala Festival is a harvest festival held in honour of Saljong, the Sun-god of fertility. 


pawl kut: mizoram

Pawl Kut is the greatest of all the festivals celebrated in the state of Mizoram. Once all the harvests are over, this Harvest Festival is celebrated with great fun. 


sekrenyi: nagaland

The biggest festival of the Angami tribe, Sekrenyi falls on the 25th day of the Angami month of Kezei (usually February). Member of the community take part in rituals for purification and cleansing of body and the souls. 


saga dawa: sikkim

Saga Dawa is the most important Buddhists festival celebrated in Sikkim, Kalimpong, Darjeeling and across the world. The day marks the birth, attainment of enlightenment and parinirvana of Lord Buddha. 


neermahal water festival: tripura

A 3-days cultural festival in the picturesque fairytale royal palace located in the middle of the Rudrasagar Lake build by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya at 1930 A.D. 

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