IMPHAL, March 16 - Manipur�s greatest festival Yaoshang came to an end on Thursday with merry making and sports activities across the State particularly in the valley areas. The festival commenced on full Moon day on March 12.
Though the Government declared holiday for two days on March 12-13, attendance in Government offices were reportedly poor till today. The colourful annual festival witnessed youngsters spraying coloured water, while elders played �pichkaris� at Shree Shree Gobindajee temple here. Grand feasts were also organised on the occasion.
Thabal Chongba, a Manipuri folk dance where boys and girls form a circle, holding hands and sing and dance, were performed at localities.
Sports meets held in connection with the Yaoshang festival has become an inseparable part of the Manipuri society.