4th August, 2022:NAGALAND HARVEST FESTIVAL!

Metemneo the traditional five-day harvest festival
Of the Yimchunger tribe in Nagaland -a nice state of Bharath
Though a solemn festival observed after the millet crop
Is harvested, normally in the second week of August sharp!

Inaugurated by the village elder khiungpu five-day festivals include:
Shito –  Communal cleaning of the village, repair of village roads
Zhihdo –  Repair of the paths leading to the fields, clearing up of intrusive landslides
Zumdo –  Repair of inter-village roads
Khihresuk –  Cleaning of water points and springs
Shiresuk –  Cleaning and worship of agricultural tools!

They pray for the souls of those who would die in the year
Invite friends home and exchange gifts- engagements between
The young boys and girls made. They believe that males have
Six souls while females have five souls.Grand festival !

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a great occasion

4 thoughts on “4th August, 2022:NAGALAND HARVEST FESTIVAL!

  1. Good coverage about the festival of harvest in the Land of Festivals. Praying in advance for those about to die in the year and believing that males have six souls and ladies have one less are strange customs.

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  2. It’s a real joy to enjoy the fruits of labour and the customs connected with the Harvest Festival being celebrated by the State of Nagaland may seem strange but indeed worthwhile service rendered to society on the occasion!

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