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Country's first anthurium festival

Written by: Staff
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Aizawl, Apr 18: With the aim to lure more tourists, the stage is all set for the first ever anthurium festival in the country from April 10 to 22 here at Reiek tourist spot.

The four-day festival, jointly organised by Mizoram tourism and horticulture department, will showcase more than 50 hues of anthurium flowers besides opening up three huge anthurium gardens for public view, situated along the road to Reiek village.

A handloom and handicrafts exhibition offering the latest of ethnic wear and curios will also be jointly organised at the site by the Kadhi Village Industries Commission and Hnam Chhantu and Handloom Weavers' Association.

Apart from this, five ethnic families belonging to the Paihte, Hmar, Mara, Reang and Chakma tribes will occupy the huts in the typical village and display the old Mizo way of life.

Various cultural troupes from the state will put on a continuous performance of different traditional Mizo dances to entertain the various guests across the country, who can simultaneously have the taste of the famous grape juice sold at the site by the Grape Owners' Society of Hnahlan village, which also called 'the Vineyard of Mizoram'.

Shooting competition to the visitors would be an another major attraction in the festival, which is organised by the Rifle club.

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