third biggest town in Nagaland
Mokokchung at 1325m is the town and center of Mokokchung district. It is the cultural center of the Ao people and is economically and politically the most important urban centre in Northern Nagaland, the third biggest town after Dimapur and Kohima. Mokokchung is particularly noted for its extravagant Christmas, New Year, Moatsu and Tsungremong celebrations. Its tradition of celebrating Christmas and New Year in the main town square is regarded as one of the unique features of Mokokchung. The two other colorful festivals celebrated are 'Aos - Moatsu' related to sowing and 'Tsungrem Mong' the harvest festival celebrated during the first weeks of May and August respectively.