Meghalaya, in the north east of India. Time :
April, every year. Venue : Khasi Hills
, near Shillong
and at other places of Meghalaya, India. The Shad Suk Mynsiem in Meghalaya
Shad Suk Mynsiem is the counterpart of the Garo harvest festival. Also known as the 'Dance of Contentment', the famous Shad Suk Mynsiem of Meghlaya is celebrated in the month of April at the Wecking grounds near Shillong and at other places in Meghalaya.
Shad Suk Mynsiem is one of the most important tribal festivals of the Khasis. It is an annual thanksgiving dance festival, when people of the Khasis tribes offer prayer to God for the Bumper harvest. Men and women, dressed in traditional fineries dance along with the beats of drums and pipes called tangmuri, the queen of musical instruments. The festival lasts for three days.