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The traditional festival of Chapchar Kut of the Mizos was celebrated across the north-eastern state of Mizoram and also in the Mizo-inhabited areas in the neighbouring states.
It is a spring festival celebrated every year in month of March with great fervour and gaiety by Mizos after completion of their Jhum operation (shifting agriculture by clearing jungle by burning and cultivating in remnants of burning).
Mizos celebrate this festival by dressing in their traditional attire and dancers danced to the tune of typical music and songs. Popular Mizo dances including Cheraw, Chheihlam, Sarlamkai and Khuallam are performed by various cultural groups. Chapchar Kut Festival is estimated to have started in 1450-1700 A.D. in a village called Suaipui.
The 42nd edition of world famous Khajuraho Dance Festival began at Khajuraho in Chhatrapur District in Madhya Pradesh.
It is a cultural festival that highlights the richness of the various Indian classical dance styles. It showcases performances of some of the best exponents in the field of Bharathanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Manipuri and Kathakali.
The performances includes Documentaries, Short Films related to fine Arts and Classical dance forms that are performed in open-air auditorium usually in front of the Chitragupta Temple dedicated to Surya (Sun God) and Vishwanatha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva
Khajuraho Temple: It is a group of Hindu and Jain Temples in Madhya Pradesh build by Chandela Dynasty between 950 and 1050 AD. They are UNESCO World heritage Site.