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Sekrenyi: The Sekrenyi Festival is celebrated every year in the month of February. It is celebrated by the Angamis tribe of Nagaland in India. On the 25th day of the Angami month of "Kezei", Sekrenyi usually falls. The festival continues for ten days. Sekrenyi is also called Phousnyi by the Angami tribals.

The Festival of Sekrenyi is associated with a series of rituals and ceremonies. The first among the series of rituals is "Kizie". The lady of the house takes few drops of rice water from the top of the jug which is called "Zumho", and puts it into leaves and placed them at the three main posts of the house. The first day of the festival starts with all young and old men going to the village well for bathing. During the night, the well is cleaned by two young men. After the cleaning of the well is over, some of the village youths guard the well at night so that no one fetches water after cleaning the well. The womenfolk particularly are not allowed to fetch water from the well. All the young men of the village take a bath in the well in the next morning. The whole process of bathing is carried out in a ceremonial manner by the men of the village.

The most interesting part of the Sekrenyi Festival is the Thekra Hie, where the young people sit together and sing traditional songs. During the celebration jugs of rice beer and meat is served to the participants. The seventh day of the festival is reserved for hunting for the young men.



Sekrenyi: The Sekrenyi Festival is celebrated every year in the month of February. It is celebrated by the Angamis tribe of Nagaland in India. On the 25th day of the Angami month of "Kezei", Sekrenyi usually falls. The festival continues for ten days. Sekrenyi is also called Phousnyi by the Angami tribals.

The Festival of Sekrenyi is associated with a series of rituals and ceremonies. The first among the series of rituals is "Kizie". The lady of the house takes few drops of rice water from the top of the jug which is called "Zumho", and puts it into leaves and placed them at the three main posts of the house. The first day of the festival starts with all young and old men going to the village well for bathing. During the night, the well is cleaned by two young men. After the cleaning of the well is over, some of the village youths guard the well at night so that no one fetches water after cleaning the well. The womenfolk particularly are not allowed to fetch water from the well. All the young men of the village take a bath in the well in the next morning. The whole process of bathing is carried out in a ceremonial manner by the men of the village.

The most interesting part of the Sekrenyi Festival is the Thekra Hie, where the young people sit together and sing traditional songs. During the celebration jugs of rice beer and meat is served to the participants. The seventh day of the festival is reserved for hunting for the young men.



Moatsu Festival is celebrated in Nagaland by the Ao tribe. It is observed every year in the first week of May. During this Nagaland festival, a number of rituals are performed. After sowing the seeds, the Aos observe Moats├╝ Mong. The main aim of Moatsu festival is to seek the blessings of Almighty God after completing the various activities, like:

» Repair and construction of houses by the elders members of the Putu Menden or Village Council

» Harvesting of old and new Jhum Kheti

» Cleaning of the Tsub├╝ or Water Wells

» Marriages in spring season

The best rice-beer is made and the best breed of pigs and cows are slaughtered for the feast during the festival. The womenfolk and men folk heartily participate in eating, dancing, drinking and singing warrior songs. The jovial mood of the festival increases with the performance of singers who sing love songs that glorify the courage and gallantry of the heroes.

People celebrate the Moatsu festival by performing peppy songs and dances. The festival is observed for three days from 1st to 3rd of May. Sangpangtu is a symbolic celebration which is observed during the festival. While observing Sangpangtu a bonfire is lit and men and women of the tribe sit around it. During the festival, Ao tribal men and women dress themselves in their best traditional attire and the womenfolk of the community serve the wine and meat. The Righteous man of the tribe who leads his life by the guidance of the Almighty predicts the future of the people.

Nazu festival is celebrated with lot of pomp and show by the Pochury tribe of Nagaland. This Nagaland festival continues for 10 days and is held in the month February. This festival is very significant in the tribal communities as it is observed prior to the sowing of seeds for the year. The mood of the festival is more amusing and recreational than ritualistic. The venue for the Festival is at Phek in Nagaland. While celebrating the Nazu Festival, the tribal folks completely soak themselves in the festive mood

During the Nazu festival various forms of songs and dances are performed by the people of Pochury tribe. The women folk of the Pochury tribe performe the Khupielilie dance. The dancers dress themselves in Ascunyi (Ribbon like head dress), Akhi (Armlet), Kiileniinyi (Long mekhala wrapped from the chest to the calf), Achulhre (worn round the waist), Akhusa (Bangle worn on forearm) and Asker (necklaces). The Khupielilie dancers move their hands and legs in harmony with the rhythm of the songs on the different tunes and beats.