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Chavang Kut

Place: Manipur
Date: 1.11.2023
Significance: Autumn post harvest festival of the Kukis

'Chavang-Kut', the autumn post harvest festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the Kuki, Chin and Mizo tribes in the hill districts of Manipur.        .

The event organized by the state level Kut committee is held at Imphal, the capital of Manipur. This thanksgiving festival shows gratitude to the almighty for a bountiful harvest with an offering of songs and dances. The vibrant folkdances performed by tribals reflect their joy and happiness. Traditionally known as Chang (Paddy) Kut, the week long festival gradually metamorphised in to the modern one day festival, the Chavang Kut. The present Manipur State level Chavang Kut was first held in Keithelmanbi village on November 1 in 1979 and is being held for over 30 years now.

Celebrated annually in November, Chavang-Kut brings the people of Manipur together to ensure peace, harmony and love in the beautiful state. Besides Kukis, Chins and Mizo tribes, other tribes and communities including Nagas and Meitei also participate in the festival to make it an occasion of peace and unity in the state.

One of the main attractions of the festival is the Miss Kut beauty pageant contest. Participants from different communities, dressed in their best ethnic attires, walk the ramp. Cultural programmes and musical programs add zing to the celebrations.

Manipur is home to 29 tribes and it celebrates a number of traditional festivals. Such events not only highlight the vibrant colors of the region, but also play an important role in strengthening bonds between different tribes.

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