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About ningol chakouba
Ningol Chakouba festival is a unique and popular social festival of the Meiteis of Manipur. It mainly involves inviting married women staying at distant places to their parental house along with their children and serving them with a grand feast and several gifts. It is held on the second day of the New Moon in the Manipuri month Hiyangei which usually falls in October/November. During this time the shops will be flooded with people for buying gifts. This celebration is a family get-together that strengthens the family relations. It is perhaps the only day in Manipur when womanhood is celebrated with such enthusiasm.
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Celebrated at every home
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It is an occasion for family get together and revival of family affection between brothers and sisters and each family member.
As per legends, the Ningol Chakouba festival has a history of 2000 years. This social festival is observed in the state level and the day is declared as state holiday.