Yaoshang - a celebration of sports activities cum Holi festival in Manipur

Imphal (Manipur) April 1 (ANI): While Holi is celebrated just for a day in India, the northeast state of Manipur celebrates Holi for 5 days with various sports activities. Over the years, Yaoshang has turned from just being a festival of colours and dance to a festival that brings out sporting enthusiast from the grass-root levels. Sporting activities like marathon, race, long jump, high jump, football, cricket, candle light race for women, sag race, blind-hit, among others are played on this five day long sports day. Over the last few decades, sport has evolved into a key component of Yaoshang's customs and traditions.