North East India Festivals, Languages And Religions

North-East India comprises of eight states, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. The borders that are surrounded by North-East India are Bhutan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. In this blog, we discussed the North-East India Festivals, Languages and Religions. The place is still covered by nature and tribal people live there, in recent days North-East India has been attracted by many people and tourism has started.

Festivals Of North-East India

North-East India still follows there ancient mythology of Indus Valley Civilization, there will be many colorful festivals for every moment of there life like weddings, harvesting, wartime and many others. They wear dresses according to the occasion and musical instruments will be handled by them on their own.

 1. Losar, Arunachal Pradesh 

Which is the New Year for Tibetans, many tribes like Monpa, Sherdukpens, Memba, Khamba and Nah celebrate this festival? It is celebrated for 3 days and the celebration starts on February 11th of every year.

 2. Saga Dawa, Sikkim 

The Saga Dawa is celebrated on Tibetan lunar month by the Buddhist. The full moon which falls on the lunar month middle is called Saga Dawa, it is also known as Months of Merits.

 3. Ambubachi Mela, Assam 

The festival is celebrated in the month of June at the Kamakhya temple. It is popularly called as Mahakumbth of the East, this is believed that the Kamakhya goddess undergoes her annual menstrual cycle and the temple will be closed for 3 days.

 4. Anthurium, Mizoram 

Anthurium is the biggest festival of Mizoram, the festival is named after a flower. The celebration is done to enhance tourism and people enjoy this celebration.

 5. Lui-ngai-ni, Manipur 

The festival is celebrated by all the tribal people to forecast the seed sowing season. It also conveys peace and harmony through the festival. People use crackers and dance to celebrate the occasion.

 6. Hornbill Festival, Nagaland 

The festival is named after a bird, it is celebrated by the tribes of Nagaland. The festival is related to agriculture and people wear their cultural dance for the festival celebration.

 7. Nongkrem Festival, Meghalaya 

The festival is a symbol of harvesting crops, it is celebrated in the months of November. They sacrifice goats for the goddess to convey their gratitude. The people wear their traditional dress and perform their cultural dance.

 8. Kharchi Puja, Tripura 

It is the popular festival of Tripura, performed using the royal household things. The festival is celebrated for about 10 days by sacrificing animal and worship lord Shiva. The festival comes in the month of July.

Languages Of North-East India 

During the 1971 century, North-India has about 220 languages, that come under 3 main categories called Indo-Aryan, Sino-Tibetan, and Austria. These languages are used in ancient days now only a few languages are spoken and are known to people. The majority language that is spoken in specific areas are:

  • Arunachal Pradesh – Assamese Language

  • Assam – Assamese Language

  • Manipur – Meitei, Mizo language

  • Meghalaya – Mizo Language

  • Mizoram – Kokborok and Mizo Language

  • Nagaland – Assamese and Mizo Language

  • Sikkim – Nepali Language

  • Tripura – Kokborok, Meitei and Mizo Language

Religions Of North-East India 

The Religions of North-East India is a combination of all religions. 2011, census of India has listed that:

  • Hinduism constitute 54.06%

  • Islam – 25.07%

  • Christianity – 17.25%

  • Buddhism – 1.37%

  • Jainism – 0.07%

  • Sikhism – 0.07%

  • Other religions – 1.97%

  • Not States – 0.19%

Conclusion 

The tribal people still follow their ancient ways of worship, festivals, and culture. The blog has discussed the North-East India Festivals, Languages and Religions. The people are not adapted to modern civilization, they still follow all mythologies without setting the procedures.