Tawang festival celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh

Posted on:25 Oct 2016 09:28:24

Tawang festival celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh
25 October 2016 Current Affairs GK: Arunachal Pradesh is one of the land of tribes. The festivals here are abound with zest and life – based on aspects related to nature and agriculture. Dance is the soul of all the festivals here; performed with pride and belief.

Losar“ or The New Year festival is the most important festival of Tawang District in Arunachal Pradesh. The Monpa Tribe celebrated this as the coming of a new year. The Monpas are the major portion of the population in the Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh.

The initial celebrations start with people cleaning their homes and discarding all the old items to welcome the festival. This festival mostly falls in the last part of February or early part of March.

The festival generally lasts for eight to fifteen days and is celebrated with loads of fun and festivity. During the festival days, festivities prayers are offered for prosperity and good health.

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