Among the popular festivals of Nagaland, Tsukhenyie festival is celebrated by the Chakhesang Tribe in North East India. The festival is full of bright colors and happiness. It was earlier celebrated at the end of the month of March, on the 3rd lunar month precisely. The festival is now being celebrated on the 6th of March each year. The festival marks the end of a successful harvest year and is hence a time to rejoice and rejuvenate. It preludes welcome to a new year. People celebrate and pray for a fruitful year ahead. The festival is grounds for merrymaking and a way of honoring the Chakhesang culture and traditions. The festival is eye catchy and makes for an interesting tourism venture. Tsukenye is celebrated for about four days with various digits of ceremonies and rituals being practiced on each specific day. The four days of the festival make for divulging holidays for visitors.
Tsukhenye festival is being celebrated in Nagaland since a very long time. Each tribe of Nagaland has their own unique festivals that pay tribute to harvest and agriculture. Tsukhenye festival is the traditional way pertaining to the Chakhesand people who divulge into celebrating year’s satisfying harvest and greatly welcoming the foretold spring season. People invoke God to replenish them with strength, long health and good harvest. People allow themselves to relax, unite and celebrate. It is a time to revive and rejuvenate oneself before heading to the toiling work and sowing for the next seasonal harvest. Previously the festival was observed by the end of the 3rd lunar month, in March. Particularly in the initial beginning of March. It is on 6th March when the festivities of this festival commemorate.
The festival is celebrated for about a consecutive number of four days coursing its trail from 6th March. Each day is marked by a traditional ceremony or ritual.