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Chaga Gadi festival celebrated

Nagaland News

Dimapur, October 31: Chaga Gadi, the most popular and premier festival of the Zeliang people, especially the Liangmai community from Peren district, Assam and Manipur, was celebrated on October 30.

The Liangmai community celebrates this festival usually in the last part of the Chagahiu i.e. 30th and 31st October every year.
According to a DIPR bulletin, the festival marks the people’s belief that on this day, the Almighty showers His blessings and brings good harvest and good health.
“The festival creates an importance in rekindling of the relationship between parents and their married daughters, between brothers and sisters. On this day the families of parents, brothers and maternal uncles prepare their best food and send it to the family of their daughters, sisters, niece which is called Chakuangpun ncham and in return the woman’s family send their best food, rice beer and pickle called Tetam of their preparation to the house of her parents brother and uncles.

“After the high priest declares the completion of all the arrangement and lifts all prohibitions imposed, the folks of the village irrespectively of men and women are free from all bindings and they start feasting till the end of the festival,” it stated. (Page News Service)