Nagaland celebrates many festivals which are associated with agriculture and pre or post harvest of crops and Metemneo Festival is one such festival.
The five day long festival is celebrated in Nagaland after the harvest of millet crop in the region.
Metemneo Festival is mainly celebrated by Yimchungers tribe of Nagaland.
The festival is celebrated with great fun and gaiety. Tribal people of Yimchungers tribe get involved in merriment with high festive spirits on the occasion.
It is generally believed that the Metemneo Festival brings is the time to forgive each other reconciliation of past differences.
The five days of the festival are considered very auspicious for binding knots between young boys and girls of the tribe so engagement ceremonies of young couples are held during the festive atmosphere of Metemneo.
As the festival is coupled with the harvest of millet crop, there is general trend of worshipping the agricultural implements during the festival and people also pray to the departed souls of the family and near ones on the festive occasion of Metemneo.