The Hazaongs, a small tribal community which live in the Garo hills of Meghalaya celebrate a festival every year just before the harvest. It is believed that proper observance of this festival not only invokes God’s blessings for a good and plentiful harvest, but also ensures the well-being of the community through -out the year. The Hazong dance is the most important aspect of the festival. Both men and women participate in the dance.