Nagaland is a land of many festivals. Among these festivals almost all are associated with agriculture and pre or post harvest of crops. The Metemneo Festival is one such festival.
This festival is a five day long festival and is celebrated after the harvest of millet crop in the region.
Metemneo Festival is mainly celebrated by Yimchungers tribe of Nagaland.
The festival is celebrated with great fun and merriment. Tribal people of Yimchungers tribe get involved in merriment with high festive spirits during this occasion.
People believe that the Metemneo Festival brings the opportunity to forgive each other’s reconciliation of past differences.
This Metemneo Festival is considered to be very auspicious for marriages and engagements and thus the tribal people execute the wedding during the festive season.
As the festival is matched with the harvest of millet crop there is trend of worshipping the agricultural implements during the festival and people also pray to the departed souls of the family and near ones on the occasion of Metemneo.