Shad Suk Mynsiem
Meghalaya, in the north east of India.
April, every year.
Khasi Hills, near Shillong and at other places of Meghalaya, India.
The Shad Suk Mynsiem in Meghalaya
A colourful thanksgiving festival celebrated during springtime all over Khasi Hills. Virgins dressed in traditional finery and menfolk in colourful costumes participate in the dance to the accompaniment of drums and pipes called tangmuri, the queen of musical instruments.
Shad Suk Mynsiem is one of the most important festivals of the Khasis. It is an annual thanksgiving dance festival, when people of the Khasis tribes offer prayer to God for the Bumper harvest. Men and women, dressed in traditional fineries dance along with the beats of drums and pipes called tangmuri, the queen of musical instruments. The festival lasts for three days.