Mokokchung Nagaland, Ao Tribes Nagaland, Moatsu Mong Ao Tribes, Nagaland Tourism

‘Moatsu Mong’ is a traditional festival that is celebrated by the Ao tribes in Nagaland. The Ao tribes are one of the oldest tribes inhabiting the State of Nagaland and their culture and tradition is very much different from the other tribes across the North East India.

The festival of ‘Moatsu Mong’ is celebrated every year from 1st to 3rd May wherein the Ao Tribe invokes the Almighty God’s blessings after finishing their diverse village activities such as construction and repair of houses, roads, marriage, sowing of seeds in the fields and cleaning of the village water ponds. Only after completion of all these manifold activities the celebration of Moatsu Mong takes place. This is one festival which is all about celebrating the sensual pleasures of drinking, feasting and dancing. Every year the festivities begin in Mokokochung district and all the wells are cleaned while locals prepare themselves to brew beer. Roast pig and spicy barley bread is made and all the tribal people join in cultural programs. While men present spectacular warrior style dances, the women sing of the bravery of their men. This festival demonstrates the richness and fierceness of the Naga tribes.

The State Government of Nagaland has identified Chuchuyimlang village as the Moatsu festival destination. From the year 2000, Moatsu celebration at Chuchuyimlang features as a National Event. Chuchuyimlang is situated 40 km away from Mokokchung on the NH-61 towards Amguri in Assam. An ethnic tourist village has been set up by the village community for tourists which is functional throughout the year. The festival at Chuchuyimlang is spectacular, as one can witness the participation of other tribes, the “Anchas”, in this event. This is a good festival to participate in if you are interested in local food and wine.

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to Celebrate and Dine with Ao Tribes at the ‘Moatsu Mong Festival’ at Mokokchung, the State of Nagaland, Incredible India!

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The Picturesque town of Mokokchung in Nagaland. Source: wikimapia

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Naga Tribes performing at the Moatsu Mong Festival of Mokochung in Nagaland. Source: nelive.in

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Naga Tribes performing at the Moatsu Mong Festival of Mokochung in Nagaland. Source: youtube.com

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Naga Warrior Tribes at the Moatsu Mong Festival of Nagaland

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Bihu Dance of Assam being performed at the festival of Moatsu Mong in Nagaland

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Naga Warrior Tribes performing a tradiitonal warrior dance at the Moatsu Mong Festival of Nagaland

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Naga Warrior Tribes at the Moatsu Mong Festival of Nagaland

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