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Fairs & Festivals  of Manipur

 

Cheiraoba

It is the Manipur New Year festival.

Chumpha

It is an important harvest festival of the Tanghul Nagas, which is celebrated for seven days in the month of December.

Gang-Ngai

It is an important festival of the Kabui Nagas, which is celebrated for five days in the month of Wakching (December/January).

Heikru Hitongba

It is a joyous festival celebrated in the month of September, during which people row long narrow boats in a boat race.

Kang

Described as 'the Ratha Jatra of Manipur', it is one of the greatest festivals of the Hindus of Manipur in which Lord Jagannath leaves his temple in a car, pulled by hordes of pilgrims.

Keikru Hitongba

It is an annual festival celebrated in Imphal and features boat races.

Kut

It is an autumn thanks-giving festival of the different tribes of Kuki-Chin-Mizo groups of Manipur. The festival has been variously described as Chavang-Kut or Khodou.

Lai Haroba

It is a spring festival held in April-May.

Ningol Chakouba

It is a remarkable social festival of the Meiteis, which is a form of family rejoinder to revive familial affection. It is observed on the second day of the new moon in the Manipuri month of Hiyangei (November).

Yaoshang

The premier festival of Manipur, which is celebrated for five days commencing from the full moon day of Phalguna (February/March). The Thabal Chongba, a kind of Manipuri folk dance, is particularly associated with this festival.


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