Meghalaya: Wangala dance festival

  • The Hundred Drums or Wangala Festival of the tribal Garos began at Asanang village in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district in the second week of December .
  • The Wangala is the most important post-harvest festival of the Garos and is a thanksgiving ceremony to Misi Saljong and Minima Rokkime , also known as the Great Giver.
  • The festival first started in the year 1976 at Asanang and since then it is being held every year in the second week of November.

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