Yaoshang festival

  • The five-day-long Yaoshang festival, Manipur’s version of Holi, has begun on March 7, 2023.
  • The festival is celebrated every year on the full moon of Lamta (February-March) of the Meitei lunar calendar.
  • The thabal chongba is a traditional dance of the Meitei, where boys and girls gathered in an open ground and dance in a circle.