Wangala

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Wangala (Hundred Drums Festival)

November, after harvest
A festival that lasts several days and celebrates the harvest, Wangala is held in the Garo Hills of the state of Meghalaya in northeastern India. It involves a ceremony led by the village priest, climaxing in a dance to the sound of 100 drums and the music of gongs, flutes, and trumpets.
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The Directorate of Tourism, Government of Meghalaya
3rd Secretariat, Nokrek Bldg.
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www.megtourism.gov.in