Shad Suk Mynsiem Dance - April
In every religious ritual of Khasi tribe, the grand finale is the performance of a dance, a Thanks Giving Dance called 'Shad Phur', which is now called "Shad Suk Mynsiem." The religious rituals or ceremonies might concern certain families, clans, or villages.
Chad Sukra - April
Pnar people believe that a farmer could start sowing the seeds on his land only after the festival is over. The festival is observed to invoke God, the Creator, to protect their crops from all forms of natural calamities besides ushering in peace and harmony among the people.
Wangala Festival - November
The Wangala is a Garo post-harvest festival that marks the end of the agricultural year. It is an act of thanksgiving to the sun god of fertility, known as Misi-A-Gilpa-Saljong-Galapa. A nagara (a special drum used for calling the people on solemn occasions) is beaten
Behdienkhlam Festival - July
The Jaintia tribe of Meghalaya celebrates Behdienkhlam festival in July to chase away the demon of cholera. People seek blessings for a good harvest. Unlike the other festivals, women do not perform dance and instead cook food for offering to the god. They congregate in a place known as Aitnar and they sing to the tune of pipes while dancing at the same time; the dancers display tremendous emotional display when the Rots and wooden posts are brought in the pool in front of them.
Nongkrem Dance - November
The five day Nongkrem festival in November is celebrated by the Khasi tribe as a harvest thanksgiving. Nongkrem or the goat killing ceremony is an important festival of the state. People wear traditional costumes; perform dances and music to celebrate
Cherry Blossom International Festival - November
The entire state becomes a live stage for music, dance and other performances. The festival features a number of events such as guided night walk beneath illuminated cherry blossoms, a fashion show, live music gigs, and a variety of stalls showcasing region’s cuisine, art and craft and wine. Rock concert, unplugged western music, traditional folk music, dance performances from all over the northern parts of India, The blossom lasts for a maximum of a week to 10 days.Its such a wonderful festival celebrated with enthusiasm