Dree Festival: Things You Must Know About The Biggest Agricultural Fest Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is famed as the Land of the Towering Mountains and the gigantic sub-tropical Forests. This state is the coast of dawn-lit mountains and is considered as the estate of the rising sun. It is also stated as the “Orchid State of India” and the “Paradise of the Botanists.

Situated in a half-hidden north-eastern edge of India, Arunachal Pradesh is an abode of scenic rivers, quaint hills, gorgeous folks, renowned festivals, and popular monasteries.

Agricultural Fest Arunachal Pradesh

The Apatani Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh celebrates a well known-Agricultural Carnival every year. This farming Festivity is proclaimed as Dree Festival among the local folks, tribes, and residents. It is known to be the biggest and the most eminent festival of the Apatanis and has incredible facts that you might not be aware of. Here unfolding some of the things, you must know about this biggest Fest of Arunachal-Pradesh.

Dree Festival
  • Dree Festival is celebrated on July 5 every year at Ziro, the Lower Subansiri district in the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Solemnized with immense fervor by offerings religious rites and prayers to the gods.
  • Divine shrines worshipped during this agricultural festival are Tamu, Metii, Danyi, and Harniang.
  • Captivate the attention by slaughtering tame (domesticated) animals including- fowls and eggs to the deities.
  • The festive customs of the pre-celebration starts one day before the main festival.
  • The specialty of this harvest occasion is serving exotic traditional cuisines and classical songs in the background, followed by folk dance, wearing pre-possessing attires, and dresses by tribe-peeps.
  • Throughout the feast, Cucumber (a vegetable cum fruit) is given to one, and all that indicates the divinity of vegetables and fruits possible for bountiful- fertile agriculture.
  • Gifting home-made extravaganza customary Brew-Wines as a symbol of love, affection, and peace to the friends and relatives is a compulsion- custom.
  • Apatanis tribes are very famous for their fruitful Rice Cultivation at their region in Arunachal Pradesh and this rice was produced in ancient times by using non-scientific technologies and former research.
  • This three- day important Harvest Festival is witnessed typically to pay homage to Harvest gods- Tamu, Harniang, Metii, and Danyi in order to bring a superabundant harvest season and inexhaustible cultivated farming land.
  • Substantially, it is observed to avoid scarcity of food in society.


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