Chavang Kut festival is one of the most important festivals of the Kuki-Chin-Mizo communities.
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What is Chavang Kut Festival?
Chavang stands for ‘autumn’ and Kut mean ‘harvest’. Chavang Kut is a thanksgiving festival for a bountiful harvest celebrated across the North-Eastern states like Manipur, Mizoram and Assam. However, in Manipur, Chavang Kut is one of the most celebrated festivals. The festival is also one of the most important festivals of the Kuki-Chin-Mizo communities.
Why is the Festival celebrated?
The festival of Chavang Kut is celebrated on 1st November. The festival is celebrated to honour the blessings of the deity for a good harvest season. During the festival, the farmers gather their crop altogether and show reverence to the gods to mark the end of the harvest season. The celebration also includes dancing and singing along with sports competitions and feasts. Importantly, the festival marks the Anglo-Kuki war centenary year.