Pawl Kut is the harvest festival, which is celebrated after the village had gathered its harvest. Lasting for one to two days, the villagers would feast and dance in thanksgiving for the harvest.
There is a legend regarding the origin of this festival. In the olden days when the Mizos were living to the east of the Tiau River in the Chin Hills, which is now in Burma, there was famine for three consecutive years. In the fourth year, the people had a bumper crop. The people believed that this was a blessing of the supreme god and as a thanksgiving, they celebrated Pawl Kut.