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Holidays in Manipur in 2019

Holidays are happy times that call for relaxation, enjoyment and spending quality time with friends and family. India is known for its multitude of holidays. Being a secular country, India is home to several religions that celebrate different festivals. The holiday structure in government organizations differs from that of private companies. Sunday is a regular holiday for all workplaces. Some private companies have holidays on both Saturday and Sunday, whereas Government organizations are mostly open on Saturdays. Banks usually remain closed on two Saturdays in a month and remain open on the other two. There are three national holidays in India when all organizations remain closed; these are Republic day on 26th Jan, Independence Day on 15th Aug and Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd Oct. Apart from these, there are regional and restricted holidays which vary from state to state. This page aims to keep you informed about the different holidays in the state of Manipur.

About Manipur

Manipur is a north-eastern Indian state; it is one of the Seven-Sisters. Imphal is the capital of this state, which shares a border with the neighboring country of Burma or Myanmar. Manipur has nearly three million residents with most of the people belonging to the Meitei ethnic group comprising Yaithibi, Loi, Kuki and Naga peoples. These residents speak a variety of Sino-Tibetan languages. Meitei or Manipuri is the official language of the state. The state is known for its intrinsic ‘Manipuri’ dance form. Agriculture and hydroelectric power generation form the backbone of the state’s economy.

List of Manipur Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Holiday

Remarks

Jan 1

Tuesday

New Year

Holiday in several states

Jan 26

Saturday

Republic Day

Holiday in all states of India

Feb 15

Friday

Lui-Ngai-Ni

Holiday only in Manipur

Mar 21

Thursday

The second day of Yaosang

Holiday only in Manipur

Apr 6

Saturday

Sajibu Nongmapanba

Holiday only in Manipur

Apr 19

Friday

Good Friday

 

Apr 1

Monday

Bank holiday

Only for banks.

Apr 2

Tuesday

Bank holiday

Only for banks.

May 1

Wednesday

May Day

Holiday in many states

Jun 5

Wednesday

Eid ul Fitr

Holiday in several states

Aug 13

Tuesday

Patriot’s Day

Holiday only in Manipur

Aug 15

Thursday

Independence Day

Holiday in all states

Aug 23

Friday

Janmashtami

 

Oct 2

Wednesday

 Gandhi Jayanti

 Throughout India

Oct 6

Sunday

Durgashtami

Holiday in several states

Nov 1

Friday

Kut

Holiday only in Manipur

Oct 28

Monday

Diwali

Holiday in several states

Oct 30

Wednesday

Ningol Chakkouba

Holiday only in Manipur

Dec 25

Wednesday

Christmas

Holiday in several states

Updated Manipur Bank Holidays in 2019

Date

Day

Holiday

Jan 1

Tuesday

New Year

Jan 26

Saturday

Republic Day

Mar 20

Wednesday

Holika Dahan

Mar 21

Thursday

The second day of Yaosang

Apr 19

Friday

Good Friday

Apr 2

Tuesday

Annual closure of bank accounts

May 1

Wednesday

May Day

Jun 5

Wednesday

Eid al-Fitr

Aug 15

Thursday

Independence Day

Aug 12

Monday

Eid al-Adha

Sep 10

Tuesday

Muharram

Oct 2

Wednesday

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

Oct 6

Sunday

Durga Ashtami

Nov 1

Friday

Kut

Oct 28

Monday

Diwali

Oct 30

Wednesday

Ningol Chakkouba

Dec 25

Wednesday

Christmas

 

Note: Banks have holidays on second and fourth Saturdays too.

Popular Festivals/Holidays in Manipur 

Ningol Chakouba is a family-bonding festival of Manipur when married women, along with their children, are invited to their paternal house for a grand feast. The harvest festival, generally celebrated in November, is known as Kut. Khuado Pawi, Cheiraoba, Gaan Ngai are few other popular festivals of Manipur. The Sangai Festival has been recently initiated in Manipur to showcase the tourism potential of the state. This festival flaunts the state’s arts, culture, handicrafts, handloom, cuisine, music, and indigenous sports. Apart from these regional festivities, the state also celebrates the common and popular Indian festivals like Eid, Diwali, Dusshera, etc.

The Importance of Knowing the Manipur Holidays in 2019

Apart from the three National Holidays, each state has different regional festivals and holidays. It is important to be aware of the holidays of each state as it can help one plan effectively. People living within the state can plan their vacations or travel itineraries ahead if they know about the holiday dates. People living outside the state can accordingly book their travel tickets if they know about the holiday dates of the state where he or she wishes to travel. Residents will get to know when the banks and the government offices will remain closed. Moreover, a little more knowledge is of no harm and it is always good to be enlightened.

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