Tuluni is an important festival celebrated by the ‘Sumi’ tribe in Nagaland. This festival is celebrated in the month of July. It is celebrated to cheer the most bounteous and productive period of the year in Nagaland. People who work effortlessly in farms throughout the year relax during this festival and celebrate with delight. The Sumi clan in Nagaland praises the Tuluni Festival with magnificence and greatness.
Etymology of Tuluni Festival
‘Tuluni’ means rice-drink. It is served in a glass made of bamboo. Tuluni is also known as ‘Anni’, which means “the season of bountiful yields”.
Rituals of Tuluni Festival
Prayers are offered to ‘Litsaba’, the God of productivity. He is considered the protector of crops.
Celebration of Tuluni Festival
Tuluni Festival of Nagaland is celebrated over 7 consecutive holidays. The festival starts on 8th July after a satisfying sowing of crops in the fields. During the Tuluni Festival in Nagaland, a flagon is made with the leaf of plantain, to serve the rice lager. People exchange gifts and spend the course of the festival engaging in singing old folk songs, performing colourful traditional dances and participating in sports and indigenous games.
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(Last Updated on : 26-12-2019)
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