Culture of AizawlThe ethnicity of Aizawl consists of various tribes and sub tribes which have been residing here since ages. Traces of different culture of different Mizo communities could be found in Aizawl. Most of the population of Aizawl are followers of Christianity. The cultural heritage of the Mizos is very rich and celebrations of different kinds of rituals and festivals can be seen in Aizawl. The Mizo people living in Aizawl still preserve their traditions and customs. Let us have a closure look at the colourful culture of Aizawl.
Dance and Music in AizawlMizos in Aizawl are very fond of traditional dance and music. Dances and music of Mizos are Cheraw, the most colourful dance of the Mizos where long bamboo staves are used for dancing. Khuallam dance is performed by a group of dancers, while Chheih Lam is the dance over a round of rice-beer in the evening.
People and Dress of AizawlIt is believed by historians that the Mizos are part of the Mongolian race and influence of Christianity has helped them to prosper in fields of education and culture. The traditional dress of the Mizos which is also followed by the people livinig in Aizawl is Puran and Puanchei for women and red and white coast for men. The designs and colours of the clothes worn by women are bright and mostly hand woven.
Festivals in Aizawl
Different festivals are celebrated in Aizawl. Mim Kut is celebrated during the month of August and September. Chapchar kut is celebrated in March after completion of jhum operation and Pawl Kut is cerebrated during December when the the harvest is over.