This is one of the harvest festivals celebrated by the Chakhesang Nagas of Nagaland. Bound to the regions of North East India, the joviality of the festival is anchored by the Chakesang tribe who dignify the festival with a keen and confident approach. Being categorized under popular festivals of Nagaland, this commemoration also steers the wheels of eco-tourism against the quaint enclosure of Nagaland. It is prominently celebrated in Phek district of Nagaland. Girls and boys are sanctified during this festival through traditional rituals and ceremonies. Pertaining to tradition, the festival observes a runtime of six days. It is celebrated with great importance and significance. It is a festival of sanctification and is a form of baptism in the Chakhesang culture. The festival is lined with music, singing, dancing, feasting, and sacrificing of animals and prayers before the Almighty. Preceded by the harvesting of goods produced in fields, the festival is overlooked with endearment.
The Chakhesangculture calls for sanctification of young children and men and the people on the 15th of January every year. The ceremonies and rituals performed at the time of the festival are religious in nature. The first few days are spend in the joyous preparations for the main events and feast. People pray to the Almighty to bless and purify their souls and hence the initiation of various rituals for the purpose is carried out. All the same, travelers and native locals on holidays, clamber to witness this beautiful festival unfurl in a vibrant display of colorful succession.
The festival is celebrated for over 6 days. Sukrenye starts from the 15th January and ends by 20thJanuary. The first few day are simply for the preparation of the main event that takes place at the end. Although all rituals and ceremonies carried out during the festival hold significant importance.