KUT FESTIVAL OF MANIPUR:
CONTEXT: Kut festival or Chavang Kut is being celebrated with much zeal and joy in Manipur and across the north eastern region.
- The festival is celebrated on 1st day of November.
- The Chavang Kut is celebrated by the tribes of Kuki-chin-mizo groups of Manipur.
- The festival is celebrated to mark the end of the harvesting season and also to thank deities for a good harvest season.
- Therefore the festival is named chavang kut. Chavang stands for ‘autumn’ and kut means ‘harvest’.