People of Mizoram (Mizos) are agriculturists.
The profession they practice is known as Jhum Cultivation. They
slash down and cultivate the land. All their other activities revolve around the
jhum operations and their festivals are all connected with such
Mim Kut :
Known as the Maize Festival it is
usually celebrated during the months August and September, after the harvest of
Maize. Mim Kut is celebrated with great fanfare by drinking rice-beer, singing,
dancing and feasting. Samples of the previous year's harvest are consecrated to
the departed souls of the community.
Chapchar Kut :
This festival is celebrated afetr the tedious
task of jhum, i.e. ,jungle-clearing. Chapchar Kut is a spring festival
celebrated with great eclat.
Pawl Kut :
Celebrated during December to January Pawl Kut is Harvest Festival after the harvests are over. It is perhaps
the greatest festival, with plenty of grains in the barn and all the labours of
the year over, what better time is there than this to have a great festival.