Arunachal Pradesh being a tribal-state has unique social customs.
These include the many rituals performed during a wedding celebration.
These rituals continue for a time span of four to five days and are meant to invoke love and trust in the relationship of not just the couple, but the two families involved.
The marriages can be of two types, either an arranged marriage, known as Aaw Lang Aaw or a situation of eloping known as Thok No Chaii.
In the latter case, the groom is allowed to enter the village only after performing the sacrifice of the native fauna, which is conducted by a priest.
The wedding celebrations start with the groom's family gearing and packing up for spending four nights at the bride's home.
As per the customs, they move to the hilltop on their way and shout 'Ho' to indicate their arrival.
They are welcomed with a grand treat.
A grand luncheon is arranged by the bride's family, on the first day.
Night boogie and the party follow this luncheon.
There are women in disguise of men, in these parties.
On the second day, it is the groom's family who arranges a grand treat, as a reciprocation of love.
The third day, which is the day of the wedding, they splash coloured paints on each other as a way to celebrate the marriage.
After these three days, the groom departs with his family, with the hope of a long-lasting relationship and the bride goes to the groom after a year.
Some of the rituals include the groom adorning the bride with a yellow coloured chain, mostly made of bamboo which is considered sacred.
The bride is welcomed by the groom's family with an offering of sugar (Hopha) and a plate full of blooms (Ban Moya).
The groom's parents have to present before the bride smoked fish (Pha) and cooked sticky rice (Khaw Tom).