From 15th to 19th of February, every year, the sleepy valley of Taralangso situated at the outskirts of Diphu Town in the state of Assam, come alive resounding with the celebrations of the Karbi Youth Festival (KYF), the oldest, largest, most colourful and vibrant youth festival of Assam in North East India. With a view to propagate the rich cultural identity of the tribe, the Karbi Youth Festival is slowly showcasing the ethnic diversity of the Karbi tribe during the celebrations of Karbi Youth Festival. Started in the early 80’s, the Karbi Youth Festival have shown the path for other ethnic tribes to preserve and propagate their cultural identity. This unknown tribal festival of India is slowly making a limelight into the world trivia. Most of the ethnic festivals in the north east India have originated in the later part of the 80’s. This makes the Karbi Youth Festival the oldest Ethnic Festival of India. More than 500 acres of mystique land area, 5000 ethnic artists, 800+ stall and exhibitions, this tribal folk festival showcases into the limelight of folk culture of the Karbi tribe dwelling in the various north eastern states of India as well as other indigenous tribes.
Source: IT Cell, KAAC