The Garos are a tribe in Meghalaya and neighboring ares of Bangladesh. Most Garos are now Christians. The Garos are one of the few remaining matrilineal societies in the world. The individuals take their clan titles from their mothers. Traditionally, the youngest daughter (nokmechik) inherits the property from her mother. Sons leave the parents' house at puberty, and are trained in the village bachelor dormitory (nokpante). After getting married, the man lives in his wife's house. Garos are only a matrilinear society, but not matriarchal. While property of Garos are owned by the women, the men folk govern the society and domestic affairs and manages the property.In Garo customs it is the girls who propose a match to boys.
The staple cereal food is rice.Garos are very liberal in their food habits. They rear goats, pigs, fowls, ducks etc. and relish their meat.The common and regular festivals are those connected with agricultural operations.
The Lusei (Old Mizo: Lushai) people are one of the eleven clans of Mizo tribe, native to Mizoram in Northeast India.The Lusei people are usually described as "short, sturdy and heavy people of Mongolian type." The average height of men was usually between 162 cm and 170 cm. The average women's height ranged from 140 cm to 160 cm. Their skin complexion varied between dark brown to light yellow.
Tokhu Emong and Pikhuchak are the main festivals celebrated amidst much pomp and splendor.
A person who hasn’t offered a feast wears an ordinary shawl called ‘sutam’ which contains thick dark blue horizontal stripes on a white background. A man who has offered feast for the first time can wear the ‘phangrhup’ shawl, which contains some stripes. On offering the second feast, a shawl containing thicker stripes are worn. The third feast makes him eligible to wear the ‘ethasu’ shawl.
After giving a series of feasts, a ritual is held in which the man has to drag a stone. On the completion of this ritual, he is entitled to wear the ‘lungpensu’ which is an attractive costume containing 5 light blue stripes on a dark blue background and additional narrow strips on the borders.