The traditional festival of Chapchar Kut of the Mizos was celebrated across the north-eastern state of Mizoram and also in the Mizo-inhabited areas in the neighbouring states. It is a spring festival celebrated every year in month of March.
The festival is celebrated with great fervor and gaiety by Mizos after completion of their Jhum operation (shifting agriculture by clearing jungle by burning and cultivating in remnants of burning). The citizen belongs to the region dressed in traditional attire, exuberant dancers danced to the tune of typical music and songs. While popular Mizo dances including Cheraw, Sarlamkai, Chheihlam and Khuallam were performed by different cultural troupes.
Chapchar Kut Festival is estimated to have started in 1450-1700 A.D. in a village called Suaipui. In Aizawl, state state home minister R Lalzirliana was the ‘Kut pa’ or father of the festival, while state Art and Culture minister R Romawia was the ‘Kut thlengtu’ or host of the festival.
The Chapchar Kut was organised jointly by the state art and culture department and the Young Mizo Association. The Kut was celebrated including the Assam Rifles ground in Aizawl, the main place of the Kut celebrations.
Extra Info :
CM Of Mizoram : Lal Thanhawla
Capital : Aizawal
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the festival which has been celebrated in the across Mizoram recently ?
2. Who is the present CM of Mizoram ?
3. Which state has celebrated the Chapchur Kut Festival ?
Courtesy : Business Standard