The Mim Kut is a maize festival. It is dedicated to invoking the dead souls and offering tribute to them. Ritual offerings are made to near and dear ones who have passed away in the previous year. During the time of Mim Kut celebration it is believed that the dead ancestors visit the houses of their children and relatives, special offerings are made for them. These offerings include fresh vegetables, maize, bread and necklaces. Often clothes are also dedicated in their memories. The Mim Kut is therefore a blissful ritual that adds a new feather to the spectacular tiara of carnivals in Mizoram.
Celebration of Mim Kut festival
The Mim Kut is regularly celebrated throughout August after the hard labor of Jhum, amidst wide flourish and amusement. The first day is centered on the rituals and customs. The second day involves celebrations. Meals are prepared out of bread and people take a hearty meal from bread items. The festival of Mim kut is celebrated in the months of August-September.
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