Festivals form an essential aspect of Socio-Cultural life
of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. As a matter of fact
festivals of Arunachal Pradesh reflects the real culture
and tradition of the people of Arunachal Pradesh . Every
social community of Arunachal Pradesh celebrate number of
festivals. The festivals of Arunachal Pradesh are
generally - agricutural, religious and socio-cultural,
which give them ample opportunity to enjoy and entertain
freely. The festivals are the occasions for people to
relax, to enjoy, to dance and eat and drink.
Agriculture being the basic means of livelihood in
Arunachal, the festivals having connection with
agriculture are celebrated in bigger scale either to thank
God for the providence or pray for good harvest. The
ritual part of each festival is performed by the priest
and other arrangements of the festivals are done by the
people in a community basis. Animal sacrifice is a common
ritual in most of the festivals in Arunachal Pradesh.
Throughout the year festivals are celebrated by one or the
other tribes. Because of this fact, Arunachal Pradesh may
also be called the land of festivals.