One of the premier festivals of Manipur, Yaoshang is celebrated is celebrated on the full moon day of Phalguna and is one of the major festivals of this northeastern state. Yaoshang Festival is celebrated for five days and commences from the full moon day of Phalguna (February/march). Main highlight of the festival is the Thabal Chongba dance. Thabal Chongba is a Manipuri folk dance where boys and girls form a circle and hold hands and sing and dance.
Donations are collected from house to house and the money collected is spent on parties and merry making. So if you are planning a trip to Manipur in the month of February, don’t forget to be a part of the Yaoshang festival and carry home the memories you will cherish all your lives.