Festivals in Itanagar

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There are many festivals celebrated in Itanagar. One of them being Nyokum. Nyokum is celebrated by the Nyishi sector of Arunachal Pradesh. In this festival, all the Gods and Goddesses of the universe are invited to a particular venue at a particular time and are then commonly worshipped by the people irrespective of caste, creed or class. An Apatani agriculture festival called the Dree festival is celebrated to appease the gods to avoid famine. In the month of September, Solung is celebrated by the Adi for four to five days. Solung is a harvest festival. To mark the New Year for a period of five days, Monpas celebrate Losar. There are ]prayers, hoisting of religious flags, reading of Buddhist scripts and lighting butter lamps in the houses.

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Festivals in Itanagar  tour
Festivals in Itanagar  tour
Festivals in Itanagar  tour
Festivals in Itanagar  tour