Wangala Festival

Wangala is a post-harvest festival celebrated by the Garo tribe of Nagaland. In this festival, they give thanks to “misi Saljong” (Also known as pattigipa), the sun God of fertility, for blessing the people with a rich harvest. Wangala is celebrated in the month of November 21st every year as allotted by the Government of Nagaland different villages coming together in one venue. Wangala is....
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  1. During Wangala, young and old dress in their colourful garments (Dakmanda or Gando) and feathered head gear (Do’me) and dance to music played on long, oval shaped drums (Dama).
  2. Garo people are dependent on agro economy and do not use any agricultural products before thanking God of fertility, Misi-Saljong. People celebrate this festival with dancing, drinking Chu (Rice beer fermented for seven years) and singing. In thisfestival various traditional dances such as wangala dance, rugala are performed by different villages
  3. Indigenous games competition such as Budu Sala (Tug of War), Ro’ong dea (stone lifting), Makal pala (wrestling), wapong sika (Bamboo pole pushing) etc. are also organized.
  4. Rugala (the pouring of rice beer) and Cha’chat so’a (incense burning) are performed on the first day by the priest, who is also known as “kamal”. These rituals are performed inside the house of the Nokma (chieftain) which is followed by beating of rang (traditional gong) dances and merry making.

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Tourism Nagaland
Tourism Nagaland
Opp indoor stadium, Kohima Nagaland

How to reach

The nearest airport is Dimapur, which is 4 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Dimapur, which is 8 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Dimapur, which is 2KMs away.
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Event Details
Venue Address
Dimapur Town
Date Time

21 Nov 2022 - 21 Nov 2022

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM




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