Amidst the captivating lushness of Arunachal Pradesh, music and folk dance fills the air with a sense of serenity never experienced before. True to its culture, the Mopin Festival which celebrates the bountifulness of harvest becomes a vision worth capturing.
Dazzling in stature, this celebration is perpetrated by the Galo tribe of Arunachal Pradesh.
Local people of Along, Basar and Bame come together for this celebratory affair and dance to the “Popir”. This festivity seeks to strive away evil spirits from the lives of the local folks.
Ethnic traditions like daubing rice powder on each other’s faces mark the commencement of this festival. Dressed in pure white that symbolises peace, the tribal women show their grace in during the dance.
Such an auspicious occasion must not go amiss! India Imprints finds these carnivalesque traditions to be a true symbol of our nation’s ‘unified’ diversity. Let the mirth, the galore and the emotional bonding spread across religious borders.