Chapchar Kut Festival

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News:Chapchar Kut Festival is being Celebrated in the State of Mizoram.

Facts:

About the Festival:

  • Chapchar Kut is an annual harvest festival of the Mizo Community which marks the beginning of Spring Season.
  • It is celebrated during March every year where they cut bamboo trees and are left to dry so that they can be burnt for jhum Cultivation.
  • During the festival,traditional bamboo dances such as Cheraw are also performed.

Additional information:

About Jhum Cultivation:

  • Jhum(Shifting) Cultivation also called slash-and-burn agriculture is a technique of rotational farming in which land is cleared for cultivation (normally by fire) and then left to regenerate after a few years.
  • This type of cultivation is widely practiced among the indigenous communities of Northeast India.