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Aoling Monyu Festival

Festival celebrated by Konyak tribe of Nagaland, Aoling Monyu, after completing the sowing of seeds in the new jhum fields. It marks the end of the old year and beginning of a new year. Hoi Lah Nyih, first day of the festival, means preparation day of the Aoling Monyu. Yin Mok Pho Nyih and Mok Shek Nyih, second and the third days, means searching and roping in the domestic animals to be killed during the festivals. The main day of the festival is the fourth day called Lingnyu Nyih. On this day men and women dress up elegantly, and spend the whole day in community feast and merry making. The fifth day, Lingha Nyih, is celebrated by honoring each other. Lingshan Nyih, sixth day of this festival, is spent in cleaning the village and houses which were stained during the Aoling days. This 6 day long festival is celebrated with great pomp and festivity by Konyak tribe.

Updated on 19th July, 2014


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