Mim Kut is a religious Festival held in Mizoram. It is a vibrant and colorful fiesta that is celebrated with tremendous zeal and enthusiasm. It is actually a Maize Festival, fêted amidst extensive gaiety. Mim Kut is thus a joyous ceremony that adds a new feather to the stunning coronet of fiestas in Mizoram.
The Mim Kut Festival is supposed to have assembled the spirit of Mizoram in a single sack. It consists of the elegance of lush green fields, the cerulean mountain ranges dotted with blond peaks that dazzles with the golden radiance of the sun. All these accumulates together to create a canvas of a skilled artist. As an artist dips his brush into his own nature and paints the canvas with precision and care, Mizoram is a similar canvas that had been created by the Almighty with his own hands, and Nature itself reflects that.
The Fairs and Festivals in Mizoram are unique in their own ways. There is an ample scope for entertainment during these festivals. The Mim Kut Festival is supposedly celebrated in Mizoram to invoke the dead souls and offer tribute to them. This presentation of accolade takes place amidst ceremonial hues in which the entire city bedecks itself.
The Mim Kut Festival in Singapore lasts for two or three days at a stretch. Since it is believed that the dead souls revisit the house of their previous lives, offerings are made to them. These offerings include fresh vegetables, maize, bread and necklaces. Often clothes are also dedicated in their memories.
Sacrifices are specially made in the reminiscence of the near ones who conks out in the previous year. On the second day of the Mim Kut Festival extensive bread lunches are served and people take a hearty meal from bread items. There is also widespread drinking of rice beer, singing and ballet to enliven the spirit of the fiesta.
Mim Kut is usually celebrated during August after the hard labor of Jhum, amidst extensive fanfare and merrymaking.