Aizawl: Chapchar Kut, the most important traditional festival of the Mizos was observed across Mizoram today with the biggest celebration being held at the Assam Rifles ground here.
Exuberant performers danced to the tune of typical Mizo songs at the festival celebrations while traditional dances like Cheraw, Sarlamkai and mass dance called 'Chai' were performed by different cultural troupes.
Ethnic Mizos from neighbouring states and countries like Myanmar and Bangladesh also participated in the celebrations in Aizawl where Taiwan's senior diplomat, foreigners and domestic tourists from different states also took part.
Traditional costume parade, exhibit of Mizo dresses through the years was also held.
State Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla was the 'Kut Pa' or father of the festival while Art and Culture Minister R Romawia and Chung Kwan Tien, senior diplomat of Taiwan were the 'host' and guest of honour respectively.
Chapchar Kut was also celebrated in all the district headquarters and many villages.