Amongmong is major festival of the Sangtam tribe of Nagaland. The Sangtam tribe is a tribe living in the Tuensang district of Nagaland. They are believed to have migrated from Myanmar. Like many other tribal groups in Northeast India, Sangtam tribes are also based on cultivation. Amongmong festival is one of twelve different festivals of the tribe, all of which are affiliated with their traditional culture and religion.
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Because the tribe’s living is depends on farming only, there all festivals are celebrated in regards of good crops production. The festival is celebrated for six days and each day of the festival has its unique importance. Tribal people celebrate the festival of Amongmong at the time of harvesting new crops in the fields. People worship their deity of the house and the three cooking stones in the fireplace to mark the celebration of the Amongmong Festival. Tribe considers that by celebrating and worshipping the deity during the festival, they will be blessed for good health, rich harvest and prosperity.