MISING CULTURE AND FESTIVALS
Their chief festival is Ali-Aye-Ligang, in the month of February, which marks the beginning of the sowing season. They also observe Assamese Bihu during mid April. But recently popularity of Bihu among Misings has decreased.
Mising follow complete rituals right from the birth of an individual to death. Po:rag and Dobur are other two major festivals observed by Misings. They have well documented and developed marriage system though Misings youths majorly elope. This is due to more economical reason than social custom.
There are many interesting rituals among Misings. One such ritual which has almost become extinct is, before marriage, prospective groom has to work as servant in girls house for minimum six months. This practice has almost become extinct after education has spread in Mising society.
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