The Mon District is rich in her culture and tradition. She has rich
cultural heritage of ages past wooden effigy and statues dating back to Stone Age as well
as medicinal periods are objects of awe and wonder, depicting the human craftsmanship and
skill. The Konyaks are skilled in the art of making firearms. They are also skilled in
handicrafts like basket making, cane and bamboo works, brass works etc. Making of
necklaces, wristbands, garter with beads make one gasp with wonder and pleasure
celebrate mainly two festivals, namely Aolingmonyu and Laolongmo
besides the Christmas, New Year etc. The Aolingmonyu is celebrated in the spring season
after the sowing of seeds in the month of April. The festival is celebrated from 1st
to 6th April in order to seek blessings from God Yongwan to have
good harvest for the year.
The Laolongmo is
celebrated in the month of August after the harvest is over.
the main festival of the Konyaks. It is celebrated every year in the spring season i.e.
after the sowing of seeds. The festival lasts from 1st to 6th April.
This festival is celebrated to ask for blessings from God Yongwan for a bumper
harvest for the year. Young and old in traditional dresses and headgears decorated with
feathers and wild boar tusks, accompanied with log drums chant folk songs and have a merry
time with great feasting.
another important festival of the Konyaks, which is celebrated in the month of August
after the harvest is over.
There are a
number of high peaks in the Mon District. Shawot is the highest peak with an altitude of
2414 metres above sea level. Other peaks are:
(Internaltional Trade Centre)