Manipur Holidays List 2024

Manipur is one of the seven sisters state in India and is known for some its natural caves, hills, valleys, lakes, etc. These places make a great destination to visit, when on holidays. Having a list of holidays occurring in a year beforehand can help in making plans on how to spend the holidays for most fun. Apart from celebrating the three secular holidays (Republic Day, Independence Day & Gandhi Jayanti), the state also observes many national as well as some regional festivals. This article presents Manipur Holidays 2024 List on which major institutions of the state like schools, banks, offices, etc are most likely to remain close.

List of Government Holidays in Manipur 2024

The Government of Manipur has decided on a list of holidays that are to be observed by the schools, public offices and banks. Although, a number of private offices will also observe these holidays, there might be few exceptions. Below given is the list of government holidays to be observed in the state of Manipur in the year 2024.

Festival Date Day
New Year’s Day1 January 2024Monday
Imoinu Iratpa22 January 2024Monday
Gaan-Ngai23 January 2024Monday
Republic Day26 January 2024Friday
Lui-Ngai-Ni15 February 2024Thursday
Yaosang 25 March 2024Monday
Yaosang 2nd Day26 March 2024Tuesday
Good Friday29 March 2024Friday
Sajibu Nongma Panba22 March 2024Wednesday
Cheiraoba14 April 2024Friday
Eid-al-Fitr10 April 2024Wednesday
May Day1 May 2024Monday
Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha17 June 2024Monday
Patriots Day13 August 2024Tuesday
Independence Day15 August 2024Thursday
Janmashtami26 August 2024Monday
Milad-un-Nabi16 September 2024Monday
Gandhi Jayanti2 October 2024Wednesday
Maha Ashtami11 October 2024Friday
Diwali31 October 2024Thursday
Kut1 November 2024Friday
Ningol Chakouba4 November 2024Monday
Christmas25 December 2024Wednesday

*Yasong festival is similar to Holi (festival of colors) but has been given a regional name by the people of Manipur.

Manipur Bank Holidays 2024 List

Bank holidays are those holidays that are observed in the banks and they normally observe all the government holidays listed above. Apart from this, banks are closed on each Sunday and every second and fourth Saturdays of a month. Check out a list of all second and fourth Saturdays that will be observed as bank holiday in the year 2024.

Schools Holidays in Manipur in 2024

A school holiday calendar includes almost all the government listed holidays as well as all Sundays of the year. Other than this, most schools remain close on Saturdays as well but there are also few that remains open. Some schools grant off to junior classes on Saturdays while senior classes continue as on other day of week. Accurate information related to school holidays in Manipur 2024 can be found from the prospectus or official website of the respective school.

January 2024

  • 13th January: Second Saturday
  • 27th January: Fourth Saturday

February 2024

  • 10th February: Second Saturday
  • 24th February: Fourth Saturday

March 2024

  • 9th March: Second Saturday
  • 23rd March: Fourth Saturday

April 2024

  • 13th April: Second Saturday
  • 27th April: Fourth Saturday

May 2024

  • 11th May: Second Saturday
  • 25th May: Fourth Saturday

June 2024

  • 8th June: Second Saturday
  • 22nd June: Fourth Saturday

July 2024

  • 13th July: Second Saturday
  • 27th July: Fourth Saturday

August 2024

  • 10th August: Second Saturday
  • 24th August: Fourth Saturday

September 2024

  • 14th September: Second Saturday
  • 28th September: Fourth Saturday

October 2024

  • 12th October: Second Saturday
  • 26th October: Fourth Saturday

November 2024

  • 9th November: Second Saturday
  • 23rd November: Fourth Saturday

December 2024

  • 14th December: Second Saturday
  • 28th December: Fourth Saturday

Special Holidays Celebrated in Manipur state

The state of Manipur celebrates some special holidays that are specific to the state only. Let us know a little bit related to some of these holidays below.

  1. Lui-Ngai-Ni- It is seed-sowing festival that also marks the beginning of new year by the Naga tribes of Manipur India. Prayers are offered to the God of Crops on this day and His blessings are sought for proper growth of the crops and ultimately happiness of the people. People celebrate this day with lighting of fire, drum beating, and traditional folk dances and songs.
  2. Sajibu Nongma Panba- Also called Meetei Cheiraoba or Sajibu Cheiraoba, this festival is celebrated by the people of Sanamahism religion of Manipur. Generally, Sajibu Nongma Panba is celebrated in the month of March or sometimes in April and marks the first day of the month of Sajibu. A famous tradition of this festival is that married women present a gift (usually a piece of cloth) to their father and brothers a day before the festival.
  3. Kut- Every year, on 1st of November, Kut festival is celebrated which is mainly a festival of Kuki-Chin-Mizo tribes in Manipur. This festival is observed as a state holiday and all major institutions remain close on this day.
  4. Ningol Chakouba- This festival is celebrated to strengthen the bond between married women and their paternal families. It falls every year on the second lunar day of Hiyangei month of Manipuri calendar, i.e., in October or November month of Gregorian calendar. A feast or Chakouba is prepared by women for their father and brothers and there is also a tradition of giving gifts by the women to their family.

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