Chapchar Kut Aizawal

March

Aizawl, Mizoram

Usually celebrated on the second Friday of March, this festival celebrates the arrival of Spring. Over a period of 3 days the town of Aizwal in Mizoram explodes with joy well represented by beatings of the gongs and rifle parade which is the feather in the cap of the festival. Thousands of tourists arrive to watch hundreds of beautiful local girls and energetic men adorned in colorful attire perform dances with bamboo sticks. The Cheraw Dance represents the start of the festival.


Usually celebrated on the second Friday of March, this festival celebrates the arrival of Spring. Over a period of 3 days the town of Aizwal in Mizoram explodes with joy well represented by beatings of the gongs and rifle parade which is the feather in the cap of the festival. Thousands of tourists arrive to watch hundreds of beautiful local girls and energetic men adorned in colorful attire perform dances with bamboo sticks. The Cheraw Dance represents the start of the festival.

On the festival days, every single person in the village is given a role to play. With exquisite food and liquor free flowing, there are no surprises why this fascinating celebration is referred to as the festival of joy by the local Mizo people.

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