Arunachal Pradesh: Oriah festival celebrated in a low-key manner at Longding district



‘Oriah’ the agricultural festival of the Wancho tribe was celebrated at Longding in a low-key manner adhering to all the SOPs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program started with the Zangvaan Ritual Programme at WCS ground. The celebration concluded with a feast organised by the Oriah Committee.

Oriah festival is celebrated every year on February 16.

The Oriah festival at Longding aims at the unification of all the Wancho villages, irrespective of their origin of migration to the present settlements.

It aims at the harmonious co-existence of the Wancho people, leaving aside the memories of the past inter-village feuds and differences.

It is also an attempt to protect, preserve and promote the rich tradition which has been inherited from the ancestors.

(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)


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