Dree festival is a popular festivalin Arunachal Pradesh and it is an important agricultural festival of Apatani tribe. This is the biggest festival celebrated by Apatani and it is marked by sacrificial offerings and prayers. This festival is celebrated on 5th of July and you can witness this auspicious festival in Ziro district of Arunachal Pradesh. Dree is celebrated in order to bring a bountiful harvest season, hence, Apatani offers prayers to four Gods they follow - Tamu, Harniang, Metii, and Danyi. This three day long agricultural festival is joyously celebrated with traditional cloths worn by women and children.
Dree festival is one of the best festivals in Arunachal Pradesh, during this feast, delicious and tangy rice and millet beer are served followed by traditional dances and songs performed by the tribe people. Besides, it can be considered an interesting festival of Arunachal because during this festival cucumber is distributed to the guests and participants; this symbolizes the sacredness of vegetables and perhaps for fruitful agriculture. Throughout the three day festival games and sports are actively partaken and this results as a source of entertainment. You can always be a part of this festival in ArunachalPradesh and see the colour, feasts and rituals of its rich cultural heritage.