Chapchar Kut Festival

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The Chapchar Kut Festival is a festival of Mizoram, India.[1] It is celebrated during March after completion of their most arduous task of Jhum operation i.e., jungle-clearing (clearing of the remnants of burning). It is a spring festival celebrated with great fervour and gaiety. Chapchar Kut is estimated to have started in 1450-1700 A.D. in a village called Suaipui. Chapchar Kut was discouraged when the Missionaries came to Mizoram as it was felt that it did not adhere to Christian values, however it was revived in 1973 on a mass scale sans animistic practice and Alcohol.[2] Chapchar Kut is now held annually in the Month of March.

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  1. ^ Barthakur, Dilip Ranjan (2003). The Music And Musical Instruments Of North Eastern India. Mittal Publications. p. 55. ISBN 978-81-7099-881-5. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Thanzawna. "Origin of Chapchar Kut". Mizoram.nic.in. Retrieved 9 August 2012.