The Khongjom day is observed on 23rd April every year to pay rich tributes to the great warriors who laid down their lives to safeguard the freedom of the land during the Anglo-Manipur of 1891. They are the martyrs of Manipur. Lack of unity among the ruling princes and the British interference in the affairs of the state were the key factors of the war.
Cheiraoba, the great ritual festival of the Meiteis is observed on the first day of Manipur lunar month Shajibu, which falls in March/April every year. It is the announcement of the beginning of a new year.
The Sangai, brow-antlered deer also called the dancing deer is a rare and endangered subspecies found only in Manipur.