Monolith Festival 2016 - bringing cultural traditions of Meghalaya at one venue

Monolith Festival 2016
What? Monolith Festival 2016
When? Mar 31 at 10 AM to Apr 2 at 8 PM
Where? Khasi heritage Village, Opposite Mawphlang Sacred Groves, Mawphlang, Shillong 793121
Physical cultural features like Music, Crafts and Costumes offer a window to the rich cultural mélange of Meghalaya. The qualities of the Khasis are further revealed through Folk songs which are sung during and for various occasions such as birth, marriage, festivals, love and heroic deeds accompanied by various types of drums and flutes. They are also performed to praise the many elements of nature like mountains, lakes, waterfalls, rivers as they express their love for the land which gives life and sustenance to the people.

The indigenous people of the state are known for weaving cane mats, stools and baskets and have their own distinct attire as well; however, with the passage of time, the males took to the western code of everyday dressing; the ladies have been able to retain the tradition of maintaining their ethnic sartorial elegance.

The Monolith Festival is an attempt of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) to bring together these rich cultural traditions at one venue, for a visitor to be able to sample music, dance, food and pure tribal life in one place and at their convenience. This second edition of the festival is a Cultural Extravaganza, displaying the unique traditions through dances, music handicrafts, cuisines and attires of the Khasi Tribe of Meghalaya.

The festival will be held at a permanent and attractive Khasi Heritage Village with authentic traditional architecture to accommodate visitors and also offer them a lingering experience of the rural village atmosphere and lifestyle.

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Edited by - Debjani Hazarika