Wangala festival in Meghalaya
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In Meghalaya the three-day Wangala festival celebration concluded on 12 November, 2022. This 3 day festival started on 10th November and ended on 12th November.
About Wangala festival
It is also known as the festival of ‘100 drums’, is a harvest festival celebrated by the ‘Garo Tribes’ in Meghalaya every year.
It is celebrated with a variety of dances to the tune of folk songs played on drums and primitive flutes made of buffalo horns.
This festival is celebrated in worship of the Sun God and marks the end of the long harvest season.
The festival also marks the end of long working days in the field for the Garo tribe before the arrival of winter.
The festival is a way to preserve and promote the cultural identity of the Garo tribe of Meghalaya and showcase their tradition.
About Garo Tribes
The Garos are Meghalaya's second largest tribe. Khasi and Jaintia tribes are the other two major tribes of Meghalaya.
The Garos are believed to have originated in Tibet.
However, Christianity has had a significant impact on the culture of the modern Garo community.
The Garos have many dialects and cultural groups. Each of them originally settled in a particular area of the Garo Hills.
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