The Sohrai harvest festival of the Santals: Photos and customs explained by the Daricha Foundation – West Bengal and Jharkhand


The harvest festival of Sohrai is the biggest and most important festival of the Santals. During this festival, Santals pay homage to their gods and their ancestors as a thanksgiving for their crops, their cattle, their ploughs and everything that has helped them attain this harvest. | To read the full article and view more photos, click here >>

Source: Daricha Foundation
Date Visited: 23 June 2021


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The Harvest Festival: Sohrai is celebrated after the rice harvest in early January
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