The Myoko festival is celebrated every year in Ziro amongst the 3 communities; namely, ‘Diibo-Hija’, ‘Hari-Bulla’ and ‘’Hong’ of Apatani plateau on rotational basis with traditional gaiety and festivity. The Apatani are animist and worship the sun (Donyi) and moon (Polo).
Celebration of Myoko Festival
Every year during the festival Myoko are placed which are high poles wooden T-shaped with thatch flags on the top near the houses. A few decades ago at this occasion men used to perform daring aerial acrobatics using the long cane rope tied to the tops of the masts.
Sacrifice of livestock like pigs and chicken form a major part of the festival as also the rituals performed by the village ‘Shaman’ or priest. The Shaman is the most important figure of the community, is wearing a traditional haircut and clothes, the eggs symbolize fertility. There is dancing and merry making by the village folk, taking out processions in their traditional dresses are some of the features of the festival.
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