Manipur Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a calendar of all 2017 Manipur public holidays. Please scroll down to view.
Manipur, a state located in northeast India, is sometimes known as Kangleipak or Sanaleibak. It borders Nagaland, Mizoram, Assam and Myanmar. Under British rule, it was a princely state but it was negotiated with Britain to become part of India rather than Burma. In 1949, the Treaty of Accession merged what was then a kingdom into India, leading to unrest in the area.
Unlike other states in India, Manipur has an almost equal number of Hindu and Christian citizens. Hindus make up 41.4 percent of the population while Christians account for 41.3 percent. Therefore, many of the holidays celebrated in Manipur are connected to both Christian and Hindu religions. Some of the holidays celebrated in Manipur are to celebrate the harvest, such as Gaun Nagi, the Festival of the Winter Season, which is celebrated by several native tribes in the state as is Lui Ngai-Ni, a seed sewing festival celebrated by the Naga Tribe.
There are a few public holidays in Manipur based in the Muslim religion including Idul Fitr which celebrates the end of Ramadan. Many Hindu holidays are celebrated in the state, however, including Yaosang, a six-day spring celebration and Saijibu Nongmapanba, a Hindu lunar new year festival. Manipur also celebrates New Year’s Day, Good Friday and New Year’s Eve as public holidays.
Public Holidays 2017
|26 Jan||Thu||Republic Day
|15 Aug||Tue||Independence Day|
|2 Oct||Mon||Mahatma Gandhi's
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