44th Vangla festival begins in Meghalaya

44th Vangla festival begins in Meghalaya

Meghalaya the state saw 44th version of ‘Vangala’, The festival of 100 Drums Festival begins. It is a post-harvest festival of the Garos tribe which is organized every year to honor ‘Saljong’, The sun god of Garos, which also marks the end of the harvest season. is celebrated from 1976, It is the most important festival of the Garo tribe and attracts a lot of tourists. During Vangla, tribals offer sacrifices to please their deity Saljong, the sun god.

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The first day of the festival is celebrated with a ceremony called ragula which is performed in the house of the village headman. On the second day of the festival, the Kakats dress up in colorful costumes with feathered heads and dance to the beat of long oval-shaped drums.

5 popular festivals of Meghalaya:

  • Nongkrem Dance Festival
  • Wangala Festival
  • ahaiya
  • Behidinkhalam Festival
  • Shad Sukra

Important facts for all competitive exams:

  • Meghalaya Capital: Shillong.
  • Meghalaya Governor: Satya Pal Malik
  • Chief Minister of Meghalaya: Conrad Sangma.

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