CherChera 2017 is a harvest festival celebrated in Chhattisgarh in Paush month (December – January). It is celebrated on the full moon day in Paush month. CherChera 2017 Festival date is January 12. The highlight of the festival is cherchera musical folks songs.
The harvest festival is dedicated to the reaping of paddy. Rice forms an important part of the rural food in Chhattisgarh.
CherChera 2017 falls around the time the when Hindus celebrate Makara Sankaranti. CherChera 2017 is celebrated in some parts of tribal Bastar as also in the central plains of Chhattisgarh.
The festival is also called Cherta festival. ‘Cherta’ in Chhattisgarhi means ‘to give’ or ‘to part with’. In central Chhattisgarh, CherChera 2017 is all about celebrating a good harvest.