The true essence and spirit of Meghalaya can be felt during the celebration of the various festivals. Below are a brief summary of festivities in Meghalaya
Shad Suk Mynsiem
This is one of the most important festivals of the Khasi in Meghalaya which is generally celebrated in the month of November at Smit village which is approximately 15 mins from Shillong City. Nongkrem also means ‘Goat killing ceremony’.
One of the major festivals of the Jaintia community of Meghalaya. It is usually celebrated by the Niamtre religion (Non- Christian) celebrated in the month of July for good health, property and bumper harvest. It is one of the most colorful festivals celebrated at Jowai which is approximately 65 kms away from Shillong.
Wangala Festival is celebrated by the Garo Community of Meghalaya in Garo Hills District, celebrated on the month of November. This festival also known as ‘The Hundred Drums festival’ which signifies the onset of winter.