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December Festivals in Manipur – Of Oranges and Flavours
IFP Bureau | Updated: December 21, 2019 18:58:26 pm

Come December, this northeastern state of Manipur comes alive with vibrant festivals and fairs. To the Manipuris, festivals and fairs are separable parts of life. There’s hardly a month that passes by without fairs and festivals in Manipur- a state blessed with nature’s bounty, rich culture and history.

Let’s take a sneak peek to the state’s festivity held this December.

Orange growers await the inauguration of the 16th State Level Orange Festival Tamenglong cum Centenary Celebration of Tamenglong Administration at Lower Ground, Tamenglong HQ (PHOTO: IFP/Daniel Kameih)
As many as 328 orange growers from both Noney and Tamenglong districts participated in the Orange Festival held from December 16-18, 2019 (PHOTO: IFP/Daniel Kameih)
Orange Queen 2019 Kamimaning Silky Renita, (20) flanked by Aluliu Daimei(25) and Chun Ezar Pamei (19), 1st and 2nd Runner-up respectively (PHOTO: IFP/Daniel Kameih)
Contestants of Orange Queen 2019 distributed synthetic bags to orange growers during the opening ceremony of 16th State Level Orange Festival at Mini Stadium, Tamenglong district (PHOTO: IFP/Daniel Kameih)
A Tangkhul Dance Troupe perform at the 10th Edition of North East Agro Business Trade (NEat) Fest 2019 at Mission Ground, Alungtang, Ukhrul (PHOTO: IFP/Tenno Pheiray)
Agricultural produces showcased at the 10th Neat fest 2019 (PHOTO: IFP/Tenno Pheiray)
Agricultural produces displayed at the 10th Neat fest 2019 (PHOTO: IFP/Tenno Pheiray)
An exhibition stalls at the 10th Edition of North East Agro Business Trade (NEat) Fest 2019 at Mission Ground, Alungtang, Ukhrul (PHOTO: IFP/Tenno Pheiray)
The 2nd State Level Barak Festival 2019 was held at Barak Hall, Mini Stadium in Senapati district headquarters from December 12-14 (PHOTO: IFP)
The festival, celebrated on the theme ‘Confluence of Cultures’ witnessed cultural shows, beauty contest, dance and song competition (PHOTO: IFP)

Liyai Khullen, Senapati gears up for the local level Barak festival on December 11 (PHOTO: IFP/Lelen Vaiphei)
Source of the Barak River in Liyai village, Senapati district (PHOTO: IFP/Lelen Vaiphei)
Villagers of Liyai Khullen, Senapati district Manipur gathering at the courtyard of the village king D Paoyo before the beginning of Barak festival on December 11 (PHOTO: IFP/Lelen Vaiphei)
Liyai Khullen villagers welcoming the guests of Barak festival (PHOTO: IFP/Lelen Vaiphei)
Th Arun, proprietor of Arun Enterprises inaugurates Native Flavours – a food festival to celebrate the rich lineage of Tangkhul cuisine and tradition at Langei Nongpok Sanjenbam, Imphal East on December 20,2019 (PHOTO:IFP)
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