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Moh-Mol is one of the most important festivals of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a prominent pre-harvest festival celebrated by the Tangsa community of Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh. Moh-Mol marks the ending of the sowing season and the end of toil and labour in the fields. It signifies the beginning of a new year, a time for merriment, and is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm.

Prayers are offered to bring in a prosperous harvest season, and for wealth and longevity of the community. It is also a time to remember the departed souls and pray for them. People wearing the colorful and culturally flamboyant traditional dresses sing and perform folk dances during this festival. The Bong, a traditional musical instrument is played during the celebrations and it is an amazing experience as the sound reverberates through the mystic setting of the Tangsa villages. The indigenous Sapolo folk dance which is the most popular folk dance form of the Tangsa community forms the main highlight of the Moh-Mol festival.

The melody, harmony, and exquisiteness of the soul-stirring folk music resonates through the soul making the Moh-Mol festival of Arunachal an amazing experience!