Gaan-Ngai 2017

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"Zeliangrong" (Zeme, Liangmai and Rongmei) celebrate Gaan-Ngai.

The word denotes winter festival - with ‘Gaan’ meaning winter and ‘Ngai’ denoting festival. The festival is meant for paying tribute to the ancient gods as well as honoring the dead. It also serves the purpose of celebrating the New Year post harvest season. They mostly worship Tingkao Ragwang -a pagan deity.

The 5 days of Gaan-Ngai festival are replete with ancient rituals and activities.

The 1st day is called Ngai-Gangmei.
The 2nd day is named 'Ngai-dai'.
In the third day, called Tuna-Gan-Ngai.
The 4th day is named Long Kumei.
The final and 5th day of this festival is known as Nap-chanmei.

Happy Gaan-Ngai.

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