One of the most colorful festivals celebrated in the month of July every year, Behdeinkhlam is the famous festival celebrated at Jowai. This festival is celebrated for three continuous days which begins on Sunday. The word Behdeinkhlam means to drive away the evil by wooden sticks.
This festival is celebrated for a full week or five days. It is a religious festival celebrated in the month of October or November by Khasi tribe. This festival is one of the powerful festivals and is dedicated to Goddess Ka Blei Synshar. The festival is celebrated for prosperity and better harvesting.
This festival is conducted every year in the month of April. It is a colorful religious dance festival. Even a Thanksgiving program is conducted every year.
Garo tribe celebrates this festival in the month of November every year. It is a harvest festival. During this festival, they thank Sun GOD for the rich harvesting. This festival is celebrated for a period of 2 to 3 days and sometimes even for a week. This festival is also called as Wanna.
The Strawberry festival is celebrated to attract the tourist and business hubs from all over the country to Meghalaya. The festival is celebrated on Valentine’s Day every year. A large number of tourists visit this place and eat the strawberries here. One can even buy fruit packets to take back home.
Many products in the shape of a heart are available in the market for the lovebirds. One can spot people of all age group in this fest. With each passing year, the crowd is increasing in this fest. Cultivation of strawberry is also increased by the local people seeking the expansion of the market. This festival is a joyful one as everything is so colorful and looks amazing.
The main market of this area is Police Bazaar. It is a commercial hub actually. There are a number of shops, restaurants, food courts and hotels in this place. It is the most convenient market to approach for the Shillong city. It is basically a hub of The Meghalaya state.
Also known as Lewduh, this is another famous marketplace of Meghalaya. This place is basically a special one for the tourist as all the local products are available here. One can find a large number of cane and Bamboo handicrafts at this place.