Events and Festivals in Cherrapunji

  • Nongkrem Dance: This dance festival is held annually in November for five straight days. It is thanksgiving festival celebrated in Cherrapunji for good harvest and to pray for peace and prosperity in the community. This festival includes 'pomblang' or decapitation of the goats, offered by the subjects to the Syiem of Khyrim who is the tribal administrative head of the area. Offerings are made to him and to the ancestors of the ruling clan.
  • The Shad Suk Mynsiem (Dance of Happy Hearts): It is a dance festival of the Khasis and has been being held at Lympung Weiking since 1911. Shad Suk Mynsiem is a thanksgiving dance of the Khasis to God to seek blessings for the year that had gone by and for the year to come.

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