Fast Facts :
Situated : Assam, India
Celebrated By : (Mishing Tribe)
Month of the Festival : February-March
Implications : Sowing of the Paddy begins on this particular day
The spring falls to revitalize life again. The festival of Ali Ai Ligang is a spring festival celebrated by the Mishing Tribe. Ali Al Ligang is a very colorful festival held annually on the 1st Wednesday known as Ligang Lange in the Assamese language, of the months of (February-March). The meaning of Ali is roots and seeds and the meaning of Ligang is sow. Therefore, sowing of the paddy seeds starts on the same day.
The Celebration :
Dance Performances are conducted by all the young girls and boys. Some of the special characteristics of this type of dancing include fapping, brisk stepping and flinging of hands, which reflects passion of the youths, enjoyment and reproductive urge. Dried Fish, Rice beer also known as Poro Aapong is required for the lavish feast.
The festival is on for 5days and during this colorful festival certain rituals, which are observed as Taboo in the country, like fishing, burning jungles, ploughing and cutting down the trees are compulsorily observed.