ojiyale-festival

The wanchos celebrate their most popular festival, Ojiyale during March – April, for a period of six to 12 days interspersed with prayer, songs and dance. Villagers exchange bamboo tubes of rice beer as a mark of greeting and goodwill. Pigs’ skin is offered to the village chief as a mark of respect.

Festivals is one of the essential aspect of the socio-cultural life of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. The festivals showcases the culture of the people. As agricultural is the mainstay of the people, the festivals that are celebrated by the people reflect this occupation. The Ojiyale festival, Arunachal Pradesh is one of the festivals among these. The wanchos celebrate their popular festival, The Ojiyale festival, during March-April, for a period of six to 21 days.