Mizoram Festivals and Culture

Mizoram is one of those places where one can just stop and smell the splendid lush greeneries, the fog covered distant hills, the sweet smelling floral views. Situated on the north east hills, Mizoram is one of the seven sister state where one can experience heaven on earth. Consisting mainly of a tribal base population the mizorami word for festival is kut. There are three kuts that are held in Mizoram-Chapchar Kut, Mim Kut and the Pawl kut. All three festivals are solely dedicated to agricultural activities. The festivals are celebrated to mark the arrival of spring with extravagant feasts and intricate traditional dances.
CHAPCHAR KUT :

This is considerably the oldest festival in mizoram. On this festival, farmers cut bamboo forests to make place for seasonal farming.t his is the season where the farmers wait for the bamboo heaps to dry or get burnt. And this process is termed as Chapchar. While Kut means festival therefore both the regime of drying the heaps and a festival to celebrate the coming of spring formulates the true meaning of chapchar kut.
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People wear traditional clothes and hats made from beads and parrots’ feathers. In this festival they don’t wear any shoes. A traditional bamboo dance is performed where the women dance extravagantly adorning the traditional clothing that they make while the men sit on the ground and beat each other with bamboo while all the while singing traditional songs.