Nagaland: Konyak Union Kohima celebrates Aoleang Monyu festival
The Konyak Union Kohima celebrated the Aoleang festival with pomp and gaiety at the Heritage in Kisama, Nagaland, as part of the six-day festival, that began on April 1.
Gracing the festival, Advisor of Fire & Emergency services, Relief & Rehabilitation, and SIRD Pohwang Konyak extended Aoleang greetings and said that the Aoleang festival is the most important festival of the Konyaks.
Aoleang signifies invoking the divine blessing, marking the end of the old year and welcoming a new year with the spring season.
Aoleang is the premier festival of the Konyak Naga tribe, and it is celebrated from April 1 to 6 every year.
The celebration also witnessed colourful cultural folk dance and folk tales by representatives from six different units.
Governor RN Ravi also extended Aoleang greetings to the Konyak tribe. The celebration aims to promote the peace and progress of our society, he said.
The youths of the community should acquaint themselves with the rich customs and traditions through celebrations of this premier festival year after year, Ravi added.
(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)