Jharkhand Tribal Festival

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On the occasion of World Tribal Day, 'Jharkhand Tribal Festival' has been organised on 9th and 10th August 2022 at the historic Morhabadi Maidan in Ranchi.

Important facts

  • Rajya Sabha member and JMM supremo Shibu Soren inaugurated the festival on 9 August in the presence of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will attend the closing ceremony of the program on August 10.

  • A series of programs related to tribal art, culture, tradition and literature will be organized during the two-day festival.

  • Sports, panel discussions, seminars, exhibitions and tribal fashion shows are organized in this event.

  • Artists from Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Sikkim and North East participated in the festival.

  • The objective of the program is to take tribal civilization and culture on the national platform.

Other festival of Jharkhand

  • Sarhul - It is celebrated during the spring season when new flowers appear on the branches of Sal trees.

In this, the village deity is worshipped who is considered to be the protector of the tribes.

  • Karam/ Karma - It is the worship of Karam Devta, the god of strength and youth. It is held on the 11 of the moon in Bhadra month. Groups of young villagers go to the forest and collect wood, fruits and flowers which are used for worship.

  • Tusu Parab or Makar - This festival mostly takes place in the region between Bundu, Tamar and Raidih region of Jharkhand. It is a harvest festival held during winters on the last day of the month of Pus.

  • Rohini - It is perhaps the first festival of Jharkhand. It is the festival of sowing seeds in the field. Along with Rohini, some other festivals like Rajasawala Ambavati and Chitgomha are also celebrated.

  • Bhagta Parab - This comes between the period of spring and summer. It is best known as the worship of Budha Baba.

Sohrai - It is known for the care of domestic animals such as cows and buffaloes. It is celebrated on the new moon day, immediately after Deepawali.

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