Mage Parab

Finally comes the Mage Parab, the most important festival of the Hos. It is held between December and February when the crops from every field have been harvested. Mage means mother and the festival is celebrated in the memory of the first mother of the human beings. In the evening of the festival day the Mage dance is performed by both men and women like all the dances discussed above. The musical instruments that accompany the dances are Dumarg (which is more commonly known as Maandar), a cylindrical drum with two faces, Dram, a hemispherical drum with one face like nagada, and bamboo flute.

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