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Preparations Underway For 100 Drums Wangala Festival

Hectic preparations are underway for the upcoming 100 Drums Festival which will take place from November 11 to 13 at the festival’s permanent site- the Wangala A’dam at Chibragre about 12 kilometres from Tura.

To ensure that all citizens have the opportunity to get a glimpse of the traditional festival, the West Garo Hills District Administration has also declared November 11 (Thursday) a local holiday.

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It is worth mentioning that the Wangala is the biggest festival of the Garos involving a post harvest thanksgiving ceremony to ‘Misi Saljong’ also known as ‘Patigipa Rarongipa’, the Deity who gives in plenty.

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