Demow, February 14: Today has been a day of celebrations with Mahashivaratri, Ali Aye Ligang and Valentines Day being observed with full fervour. Here are a few snapshots from Ali Aye Ligang Celebrations being done by the Mishing Community at Demow in Sivasagar District:
Traditional Rice Beer, or Apong being prepared in the morning
The process continues…
The festival is associated with agriculture and is celebrated at the beginning of the paddy planting season
An older member of the Mishing Community performs rituals of Ali Aye Ligang while the youngers ones watch
Kids play the dhol as the elders begin the rituals of the festival.