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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