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44th Wangala festival begins in Meghalaya

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44th Wangala festival begins in Meghalaya

Meghalaya state people are celebrating the 44th edition of ‘Wangala’, the festival of 100 Drums Festival. Wangala Festival is a post-harvest festival of the Garos tribe and is observed to honour ‘Saljong’, the Sun God of Garos, which also marks the end of the harvest season.

  • During the Festival, people offer sacrifices to please their deity Saljong, the Sun God.

Wangala Festival Celebrations and Day

  • On the first day, a ceremony called Ragula is performed in the house of the village’s chief.
  • On the 2nd day i.e. Kakkat, People dress up in colourful costumes with feathered headgears and dance to the rhythms of long oval-shaped drums.

List of Festivals of Meghalaya

  • Nongkrem Dance Festival
  • Wangala Festival
  • Ahaia Festival
  • Behdeinkhlam Festival
  • Shad Sukra Festival

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