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Celebrated In : Assam
Celebrated by : Rangma Naga
Duration : 3 days
In the month of : January
Time For The Festivity
The Pi-Pe festival is held by the Rengma Naga at the beginning of the month 'Thui' (January). This festival continues for three days and its main purpose is to get rid of all the evils of the preceding year.
The Ritual
During these three days all persons have to keep themselves neat and clean by washing themselves everyday in the streams and the married persons must not have any sexual contact during these three days. Only after the observance of this ceremony new jungles for 'Jhum' are cleared.