Hlukhla Festival

  • Celebrated on/during: February
  • Significance:

    The Hlukhla kut is a festival of Lai people. It is celebrated during March after completion of their most arduous task of jhum operation i.e., jungle-clearing (clearing of the remnants of burning). It is a spring festival celebrated with great favour and gaiety.

    Today, the festival is observed in the last part of February or the early part of March when the trees and bamboos felled for jhum are left to dry and the shifting cultivators have time to relax and enjoy.

  • Popular Edibles : Pumpkin leaves Stew