Changlang

Moh-Mol Festival

The Tangsa people in Arunachal Pradesh are known for festivity. They showcase their tradition and culture in the spring festival which they call Moh-Mol festival. The pre harvest festival of drums, bongs, cymbols and folk dances is basically celebrated in Changlang district dominated by the Tangsa people.

“Bong” is their traditional musical instrument which is played in the celebrations in the Tangsa villages. The festival highlight the indigenous “Sapolo” folk dance which is the most popular among the Tangsa community.

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Pongtu Festival

Here comes the Pongtu Kun. It’s a festival showcasing the socio cultural life of the Tutsa community of Arunachal Pradesh in April. Pongtu is one of the oldest agricultural festivals, celebrated, mostly, in in Tirap and Changlang districts. Literally, Pongtu stands for “pong" which means wind while "Tu" means season. It’s the season of wind.

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Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi festival

February is a fine month in Miao district of Arunachal Pradesh. The land of colourful Singphos keeps throbbing with the songs and dance of Shapawng Yawng Manau Poi festival. The two day long festival is also known as Manau Poi. This is what the national festival of the Kachins, the counterpart of the Singphos residing in Myanmar. The Singphos call “Shapawng Yawng” their forefathers. 'Poi' means ‘Festival’ and 'Manau' means ‘Dance’. It is an unique festival which is outside India.

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