Tribal Festival Mondei will take place in Nabrangpur from 26-30 december.
“Mondei” is a widely celebrated festival of Nabarangpur District. The word is derived from the Hindi word “mondi” which means a small market, now understood to mean large congregation of people followed with worshipping a common deity amid pre-historic rituals,a fair and entertainment activities with compulsory folk dances and tribal opera for the whole night. This festival is usually celebrated after the harvesting. This festival is observed at different popular locations through out the district gathering man and woman of the area and far off.
Presently District Council of Culture is observing its Annual District Cultural Festival in the same name every year.Gram Panchayat level and Block level celebrations precede the main District level festival for more than a fortnight It has already become a State level Tribal Festival gaining National and International recognition having enough potential to attract tourists both from inside and abroad. Various activities are included in this festival to accommodate multi-veracity programmes to suit tastes of all classes of people. Rural Sporting, MountainTrekking, Kavi- Sammelan, Crafts Mela, Artist Camps,Pallishree Mela,Development Exhibition,Open Quiz,Folk Dances of all over India ,colourful and locally typical as well as popular processions etc give full exuberance and keep people spellbound during these days.