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Mopin Festival celebrated at Basar, Arunachal

The Inspector General (IG) of the North East Frontier of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sanjeev Raina, on Tuesday inaugurated the Mopin Festival at Basar in Arunachal Pradesh’s Leparada.

The festival is celebrated for good harvest, health, peace and prosperity.

People also pray to Mopin Ane for her blessings.

Informing about the inauguration of the festival, the ITBP on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday stated: “Sh Sanjeev Raina, IG NE Frontier ITBP inaugurated Mopin Festival in Basar, Leparada Arunachal Pradesh. Celebrated for good harvest, health, peace and prosperity. People pray to Mopin Ane for her blessings.”

According to information, during this festival, locals smear rice powder in each other’s face to mark the start of the festival.

This is an important festival celebrated by the Galo Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh and it is celebrated during the month of April.

The women dressed in white perform dance on the occasion.

The Galo tribe actively participate in the festival which is celebrated to drive away the evil spirits.

An animal is sacrificed to please God.

Mithun is considered as the auspicious animal to offer God.

The festival is celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh for five days.

During this five-day celebration, the people chant folk songs along with an elegant dance known as Popir.

The people also enjoy locally-prepared rice beer called Apong.

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Sh Sanjeev Raina, IG NE Frontier ITBP inaugurated Mopin Festival in Basar, Leparada Arunachal Pradesh. Celebrated for good harvest, health, peace and prosperity. People pray to Mopin Ane for her blessings.

Source : NE NOW

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