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Jaintia Hills prepares for the biggest New Year Community Celebration

Special offers by Jaintia Tourism and Environment Society awaits visitors at Jowai this New Year

SHILLONG, December 22: As the year draws to a close and the new replaces the old, invariably on 31st December and 1st January, all over the world, everyone must be getting ready to celebrate this transition with our family and loved ones in our homes, outdoors, in clubs and in neighbourhoods.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve and New Year as a nation and a community has been a regular feature of all societies worldwide but what is unique in this part of the world is that in Jowai town it has assumed epic proportions and has been passed on from generation to generation for many years now, making it probably the biggest single community celebration in the world. Hundreds of residents join in the celebrations on 31st December with “Mega Bonfires” and entertainment all night long, in all the neighbourhoods followed by a “Community Feast” the next day. It does not end with the feast but what lies in store is a Carnival on the roads of Jowai town in the evening accompanied by music and dancing and participated by the young and old, men and women, in the spirit of camaraderie and bonhomie.

This time, round the Jaintia Tourism and Environment Society (JTES), a group of tourism entrepreneurs and facilitators in Jaintia Hills, are taking the event to another level altogether with an open invitation to everyone from outside Jowai to visit Jowai town on 31st December and 1st January to witness this annual Jowai New Year’s Community Celebration.

The Jaintia Tourism & Environment Society is making a “Special Offer” to all visitors. They will get the opportunity to win special tour packages including Flight and Stay for a couple to Goa, Kaziranga or Cherrapunjee!! Consolation prizes which include Sponsored stay at CTC Orchid Inn Thadlaskein, Pine Breeze Guest House at Ialong and Eco Lodge at Ialong Tourism village will also be given out to the lucky ones. This is a festivity that every individual will not regret to be a part of once in a year.

The JTES invites each one to experience this Grand Community Celebration in its unique way. Lucky draw coupons for the sponsored Holiday Package will be available at the JTES Pandal specially set up for visitors on the 1st January 2016 at Iawmusiang, Jowai to provide access to the Community Carnival.

So what are you waiting for?? Rush & Buy the Lucky Draw Coupons now, Book your tickets and stay today or just drive to Jowai on the 31st or 1st and Go Places this new year !!!

The Jowai Community Celebration is waiting for you…Be There!!!


For details contact 9436106341/ 9856417210 / 9436106535 / 9436103736 or log on to the Facebook page ‘visitJowai2016’



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