Arunachal Pradesh Bank Holidays 2023
Arunachal Pradesh has 16 bank holidays in the year 2023 excluding the second/fourth Saturday and Sundays. Below is the the month-wise 2023 bank holidays list in Arunachal Pradesh.
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Arunachal Pradesh Bank Holidays 2024
Arunachal Pradesh has 16 bank holidays in the year 2024 excluding the second/fourth Saturday and Sundays. Below is the the month-wise 2024 bank holidays list in Arunachal Pradesh.
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Arunachal Pradesh is the twenty-fourth state of India.
To the west of this state, Bhutan is located and Myanmar is situated to the east. China is located to the north then Assam to the south of this state. It is one of the most beautiful and splendid state with multilingual tribal areas. Area wise, Arunachal Pradesh is the largest state in the north-west region.
There is a mention about Arunachal Pradesh in the literature as the Kalika Puran and in epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharata. As per the mythological records, sage Vyasa meditated here and remains of the bricks has divided this state into villages such as Roing (the palace of Rukmini). Besides this, The Dalai Lama was also born in Arunachal Pradesh.
The land of Arunachal Pradesh has a huge geographical diversity and different climatic conditions from tropical to temperate. It also has a wide variety of plants and animals. This state is engulfed with thick evergreen forests with a large number of rivers, woods and a large variety of plants and animals.
Rivers in Arunachal Pradesh are best for angling, boating and rafting, suitable for trekking, hiking and holidaying. Besides this, the place is best for adventure too and people visit here from different parts of the world for opportunities.
Species of Birds
More than 600 species of birds are found in Arunachal Pradesh. Many of these birds are endangered such as the white Winged duck, Sclater, Monal bangal florian, etc.
Giant sized trees; climbers, bamboo, and cane are the essential trees present there. More than 500 types of orchids are present in Arunachal Pradesh. However, some of the orchids are rare and available here. Amongst the wildlife, elephants, tigers, leopards, jungle cats, white gibbon, red pandas, musk and Bos Forntailsexist in wild and domestic form.
Most of the land is mountainous with criss-crossed borders. This has divided the Arunachal Pradesh in five valleys- the Kameng, the Subansiri, the Siang, the Lohit and the Tirap. All these valleys are filled with snow, rivers and rivulets. The biggest river is Siang.
In the state of Arunachal Pradesh, 26 tribes live there along with several sub tribes. Most of these tribes follow their own ethics. Most of these tribes has their own geographical isolation and consisted of unique characteristics as far as language, custom, and dress is concerned.
Here are the different groups:
- The first group includes Monpas and the Sherdukpens of Tawang of West Kameng district. It follow Lamaistic traditions of Mahayana Buddhism. Membas and Khambas, live in high mountains in the northern borders. And after this, Khamptis and Singphos living in the eastern part also follows Buddhism.
- The second group includes Adis, Akas, Apatanis, Bangnis, Nishings, Mishmis, Mijis, Tangsas, etc. They worship the sun (Donyi Polo) and the moon (Abotani) Their religious cycle goes with the agricultural cycles.
- The third and the last group is Noctes and Wanchos.They work very hard and live in a well-structured village society. The Noctes practice Vaishnavism.
Source of Economy
- Agriculture: More than 30% population in Arunachal Pradesh practice agriculture for their livelihood. The main crops grown here are rice, Maize, millets, pulses, potatoes, wheat and mustard. Around 64% of the total area of the state is covered with forests and therefore manufacture coal and lignite.
- Industries: Some of the top industries situated here includes bamboo industry, Saw mills, plywood, veneering mills, rice mills, fruit preservation units, soap and candle manufacturing, oil expellers, and steel fabrication. These are small and medium scale sectors.
- Mines: There are huge deposits of dolomite, ore, limestone, graphite, quartzite, kyanite, mica iron-ore; copper ore are widely popular in Arunachal Pradesh. Weaving, multi coloured mask making, fine wood-carving, cane, bamboo and fibre works are some of the occupations for earning bread and butter. There is a export market for products such as Monpa carpets, Adi skirts, Mishmi bags, and shawls to provide traditional handicrafts to the people.
- Contribution of Government: The Government has opened several Cottage Industries, Training- cum- production centres to give training in different crafts.
Festival forms the crucial part in Arunachal Pradesh. Most of the festivals are connected with agriculture and ritual gaiety to thank God for harvest. Here is the list of festivals celebrated:
- Mopin and Solung of Adis
- Lossar of Monpas & Sherdukpens
- Boori-Boot of the Hill Miris
- Dree of the Apatanis
- Si-Donyi of Tagins
- Nyokum of Nishing
- Reh of Idu Mishmis
- Tamladu of Mishmi
- Loku of Nocte
- Mol of Tangsa
- Sanken of the Khampti and Singpho
- Khan of the Miji
- Nechi Dau of the Akase of the Tagins
- Ojiale of the Wancho
- Kshyat-Sowai of the Khowa
- Longte Yullo of the Nishing
Places to Visit
This beautiful and mesmerizing state has immense of places to visit and some of these are as follows:
- Annini, Bhismaknagar. It is an archaeological sites
- Bomdila: It is situated at the height of 2530 meters gives a panoramic view of the Himalayan landscapes and snow clad ranges
- Changlong, Doparijo, Itanagar: This place is an excavated ruins of historical Ita Fort and attractive Ganga lake
- Pasighat, Malinithan: Again it is an archaeological sites just like Annini
- Sessa: Sessa is an orchid park
- Namdhapha: This place is a wildlife sanctuary located in Changlang district
- Parasuramkund: A place of pilgrimage
- Tawang: It is situated at the height of 12,000 feet and 400 year old Buddhist Monastery connected with the Torgva festival. Besides this, it is the birth place of the 6th Dalai Lama.
- Ziro, Tipi: This place offers more than 7500 orchids
- Akashiganga: It is considered as the bird’s eye view of the Brahmaputra River
The population of Arunachal Pradesh is constituted of 20-26 tribes. All these tribes namely Adis, Nishi, Apatani, Tagin, Mismi and many more speak their specific language.
List of Cities in Arunachal Pradesh
The following is the list of cities in Arunachal Pradesh-
- Dibang Valley
- East Kameng
- East Siang
- Kra Daadi
- Kurung Kumey
- Lepa Rada
- Lower Dibang Valley
- Lower Siang
- Lower Subansiri
- Pakke Kessang
- Papum Pare
- Shi Yomi
- Upper Siang
- Upper Subansiri
- West Kameng
- West Siang