Mogh community of Tripura celebrates the Wya or Way festival (Lamp
festival) on the full moon night of the month of Ashwin (September-
October) of the Bengali calendar year.
From the full moon night of the
month of Ashwin (June- July) people of the community observe strict austerity-
no occasion is celebrated, marriages do no take place, married women do
not visit their parents house during this period.
Way festival is a time to break the rigour and celebrate
life. People celebrate the occasion with merriment and Lord Buddha
is worshipped by offering lighted lamps. Young boys and girls stand
in rows with lamps in their hands and pray to Lord Buddha. After the worship,
they sing and dance in the premises of the Buddha temple. This traditional
dance is known as the Wye dance or the Lamp Dance.