AMAM is set to organize the 5th Mokokchung AutoX & MotoX and Moatsü Sprint on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of May 2019 at Yimchalu Farming Village to coincide the event with the premier Ao Naga festival, Moatsü. All the necessary documents will be available at the website. Download as soon as possible. So gear up your machines and be ready to roll.
ABOUT MOATSU FESTIVAL
Moatsu festival is one of the most eagerly awaited events in the small but immensely beautiful state of Nagaland. Making the entire state lively with its vibrant festivities, Moatsu Mong festival is celebrated by Ao tribe of the state. The main idea of observing this festival is to invoke God's blessings.
First week of May comes alive every year with homecoming of this festival once again as this is the best time for merry making, singing, dancing and merry making. Though traditionally, this festival is a six-day long affair, these days, it has shrunk to only three days. However, the fun of festivities is not reduced in anyway. It is still celebrated with same feeling, vigor and joy as it used to be earlier.
This is a kind of harvest festival like many other festivals celebrated all over India since India is mainly an agricultural country. This festival is a time to relax completely as this is observed after completing all the heavy and laborious tasks of sowing grains, constructing and repairing houses, cleaning of village ponds (Tsubu) and more tasks. Even though times have changed, the days before the festival are still filled with hectic activity and people are extremely busy.
Though the festival is celebrated in the whole Nagaland, the main place of all the important festivities and events is Chuchuyimlang village. Even people from different places in the country come here to enjoy the festival. This is the time for the outsiders to have a ringside of view of Naga lifestyle. Nagaland Tourism is considering promoting this festival as a national event.