Moatsu Festival 1st May 2019 : Significance, Procedure and Delicious Food
North - East Indian states also known as “Seven-Sisters” are one the most beautiful places in India and when it comes to celebrate their festivals, “Moatsu” holds an important place. This festival is celebrated in the Indian state of “Nagaland” specially by the AO -TRIBES.
Moatsu Festival Significance
Each and every state and their tribesmen has their own festivals and cultural heritages. South Indian states celebrates Onam and Pongal whereas Punjab celebrates Lohri, Bihar & Jharkhand celebrates Makar Sankrati whereas Gujarat celebrates Uttarayana and many such examples are there. All above mentioned festivals are celebrated to enjoy the newly harvested crops, similarly “Moatsu” is celebrated after new crops are being sown.
It’s a harvest festival to be celebrated in a small Indian state of “Nagaland” which marks the end of sowing of crops and calls for a beginning of 6-days long celebrations full of immense pleasure and happiness all over.
Procedure of tha Moatsu Festival
In earlier days the festivity of Moatsu festival lasts 6-long days but with shrinking time and busy schedules it is celebrated only for 3 days. One of the main attraction of this festival is “ Sangpangtu”. Sangpangtu is a traditional name which marks the tradition of lighting up of a Bon-fire. This Bon-fire is surrounded by chores of people in their newly weaved traditional attires. Women adorn themselves in traditionally made jewelries whereas men wears the dresses representing their Army and their sacrifices.
Moatsu festival is famous for making of “rice beer” and several other kind of meats. On this day women serves deliciously made rice beer and meat to the attendees of sangpangtu and together they sing songs and perform dances to celebrate their togetherness.