Manipur is a beautiful state located along India’s eastern border. The state shares its international border with Myanmar. Imphal is the state’s capital and Manipur’s official language is Meitei, which is also known as Manipuri. Along with the Meitei ethnic group, the state comprises several tribes such as the Nagas and the Kuki-Zo. Manipur’s offices are closed during its public holidays. Read ahead to know more about Manipur’s public holidays.

Manipur Public Holidays List 2020 - Acko

Public Holidays Calendar in Manipur:

Here are some pointers you should know about Manipur’s general/public holidays Calendar.

  • Major festivals, national days, and state-related occasions are a part of the list of holidays in Manipur for 2020.
  • Public holidays in Manipur are not based on only one religion.
  • Most of the government and private offices have a holiday during such days.
  • The Manipur Public Holiday list for 2020 is announced by the state government.

Manipur Public Holidays 2020:

The General, Restricted, and Public holidays for 2020 are declared by the Government of Manipur on their website. Note that the holidays mentioned in the following table might be subject to changes.

Public Holidays in Manipur During January:

DayDateHoliday Name
Wednesday1-JanNew Year’s Day
Tuesday7-JanImoinu Iratpa
Wednesday8-JanGaan-Ngai
Sunday26-JanRepublic Day

Public Holidays in Manipur During February:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday15-FebLui-Ngai-Ni

Public Holidays in Manipur During March:

DayDateHoliday Name
Tuesday10-MarYaosang Second Day
Wednesday25-MarSajibu Nongmapanba (Cheiroaba)

Public Holidays in Manipur During April:

DayDateHoliday Name
Monday1-AprYearly closing of bank accounts
Friday10-AprGood Friday
Monday13-AprCheiraoba

Public Holidays in Manipur During May:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday1-MayMay Day
Monday25-MayEid-ul-Fitr

Public Holidays in Manipur During August:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday1-AugEid-Ul-Zuha
Thursday13-AugPatriot’s Day
Saturday15-AugIndependence Day

Public Holidays in Manipur During October:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday02-OctGandhi Jayanti
Saturday17-OctMera Chaoren Houba of Lainingthou Sanamahi
Saturday24-OctDurga Ashtami
Friday30-OctMilad-un-Nabi

Public Holidays in Manipur During November:

DayDateHoliday Name
Sunday1-NovKut
Sunday15-NovDiwali
Tuesday17-NovNingol Chakkouba

Public Holidays in Manipur During December:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday25-DecChristmas

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Note: The above-stated list is for Manipur and its following cities.

  • Imphal
  • Kakching
  • Lilong
  • Mayang Imphal
  • Moirang
  • Nambol
  • Samurou
  • Thoubal

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Popular Festivals in Manipur:

Listed below are some of the famous festivals of Manipur. Try and plan your visit to coincide with these festivals to experience the cultural side of the state.

Gang-Ngai: This five-day festival is usually celebrated at the start/end of the calendar year. This festival is of great importance to the Kabui Nagas of Manipur. The festival caters to the young and old and entails singing, dancing, and a feast.

Lui-Ngai-Ni: Like several festivals across India, this Manipuri festival is also related to agriculture. Lui-Ngai-Ni is an event that celebrates seed-sowing. Singing, dancing, and social gathering are a part of the festivities that are held in February.

Yaosang: Yaosang is Manipur’s biggest festival and it lasts for five days. For some context, it is as big as Diwali. Yaosang is usually celebrated in February/March on a full moon day. It is famous for The Thabal Chongba – the famous Manipuri dance.

Cheiraoba: Cheiraoba is celebrated as the Manipuri new year. As with every new year celebrations, people clean their houses during this festival. They prepare special dishes and offer them to their deities. This festival is usually held in April.

Kang: This is Manipur’s Rath Yatra. It is similar to the famous Jagannath Yatra of Odisha. Here, the Lord’s vehicle is referred to as Kang, and is moved by the devotees.

Others: Other festivals of Manipur include Heikru Hitongba, Nigol Chak-kouba, Kut, and Chumpha. Ramzan Eid, Diwali and Christmas are also celebrated in Manipur along with the tribal festivals.


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