New Year's Day -
Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. A number of restricted holidays apply to civil servants, such as: Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami, Guru Ravidas’s Birthday, Swami Dayananda Sarawati Jayanti, Shivaji Jayanti, Holika Dahan/Dolyatra, Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand, , Ram Navami, Easter Sunday, Hazarat Ali’s Birthday, Vaisakhi/Vishu/Mesadi, Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam), Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday, Jamat-Ul-Vida, Rath Yatra, Parsi New Year’s day/Nauraj, Onam or Thiru Onam Day, Raksha Bandhan, Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh Chaturthi, Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional), Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional), Dussehra (Maha Navmi), Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday, Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth), Deepavali (South India), Naraka Chaturdasi, Govardhan Puja, Bhai Duj, Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja), Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day, Christmas Eve
Maharaja Gambhir Singh anniversary -
Sunday January 9, 2022
Culture : Chinglen Nongdrenkhomba (1788–1834), also known as Maharaja Gambhir Singh. He abdicated the throne with the arrival of a Burmese force.
Along with the British, he participated in the liberation of Manipur. [Wikipedia]
Winter holiday (end) -
Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Http://manipureducation.gov.in
official calender gazetted by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 14
Teaching languages: Meitei, English
schools close on Saturday
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Dates confirmed till May 2022; Further dates are projected dates based on previous years
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Imoinu Iratpa -
Friday January 14, 2022
Secular holiday : Imoinu Iratpa is an ancestral deity who is venerated in every household of Manipur on phunga lairu. The deity was venerated first by the Luwang dynasty, the then Khumans and subsequently by Meitei King Chalamba at Kangla.
Saturday January 15, 2022
Secular holiday : The biggest annual festival of the Zeliangrong community in Manipur.
Republic Day -
Wednesday January 26, 2022
Secular holiday : It was the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress at midnight of December 31, 1929 - January 1, 1930, that the Tri-Colour Flag was unfurled by the nationalists and a pledge taken that every year on January 26, the Independence Day would be celebrated and that the people would unceasingly strive for the establishment of a Sovereign Democratic Republic of India. The professed pledge was successfully redeemed on January 26, 1950, when the Constitution of India framed by the Constituent Assembly of India came into force, although the Independence from the British rule was achieved on August 15, 1947. It is because of this that August 15 is celebrated as Independence Day, while January 26 as Republic Day.
Seed sowing festival -
Tuesday February 15, 2022
Secular holiday : Lui-Ngai-Ni: god’s grace and blessing are evoked on the new seeds sown so that they may grow to bear abundant fruits for a bumper harvest in order that the general well being of the people I ensured. The blessing of the supreme God is besought with expression through dance, songs and other customary rituals presented by the Lui-Ngai-Ni every year.
Lui-Ngai-Ni (Naga Festival) -
Tuesday February 15, 2022
Culture : Of the more than 100 national races of Myanmar, the Nagas form a small but colorful national group. They inhabit the mountain regious that form the Myanmar - India border in the north - west. Khamti, Lahe, Leshi and Htamanthi are the principal towns of the Naga region.
Saturday March 19, 2022
Hinduism : Yaosang is an indigenous tradition of the Meitei people. It is considered the most important festival in Manipur. Like Holi, the Hindu Meitei of Manipur play with colours during this festival. [wikipedia]
Nupi Lal -
Sunday December 12, 2021
Culture : Tribute to the Manipuri women who lost their lives in the revolt against the British rulers in 1939.
Winter holiday (beginning) -
Friday December 17, 2021
School holidays :
Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.
Banks are closed -
Friday December 31, 2021
Banks only :