Manipur, the land of merriment, is always busy with one festival or the other throughout the year. Different cultures and races in Manipur have different festivals to celebrate and each is rejoiced with an equal passion and zeal. It is the Tanghul Nagas of Manipur who celebrate the Chumpha Festival, one of their most popular and fêted festivals. The Chumpha Festival in Manipur is a harvest festival and is held with a lot of rejoicing and merriment.
Description of Chumpha Festival in Manipur
It is every year after the harvest in December that the Tanghul Nagas celebrate the Chumpha Festival in Manipur. During the last three days of the Chumpha Festival, there are social gatherings that are held between friends and families and everyone rejoices and has a great time. The women have a special and a significant role to play during the Chumpha Festival in Manipur. This is in contrast to the other festivals here where women have the least participation. The end of the Chumpha Festival in Manipur is marked by a procession that is carried out within the village premises.
Time for celebrating Chumpha Festival in Manipur
The Chumpha Festival in Manipur is celebrated in the end of the year, in the month of December.