Details shared by Srijit sen, Delhi
About yaosang festival
Yaosang Festival is a five day festival in Manipur which begins on the Full Moon day of the month Lamda, which coincides with Holi festival. Similar to Holi, people play with color during this festival. The activities during the five days include burning of straw huts, music performance at Imphal Govindajee Temple, and playing with colours. Another function Thabal Chongba involves dancing of men and women, holding their hands with circular movement, in the moonlight. A five-day long sports festival is held throughout the state, which is the main difference between Holi and Yaosang. The sports events are very interesting, which include tug of war, spoon race, mathematical race, soccer, half marathon, etc.
Name of Fair
Celebrated at every home and public places
Do and Don't
The interesting sports events, especially the half marathon on the last day, are not to be missed.
The inauguration of the sports event of Yaosang is done by lighting of torch at the sacred Kangla Fort.