Tripura Bank Holidays 2023
Tripura has 30 bank holidays in the year 2023 excluding the second/fourth Saturday and Sundays. Below is the the month-wise 2023 bank holidays list in Tripura.
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Tripura Bank Holidays 2024
Tripura has 29 bank holidays in the year 2024 excluding the second/fourth Saturday and Sundays. Below is the the month-wise 2024 bank holidays list in Tripura.
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Tripura is one of the seven sisters stated located in North east part of India. It shares its borders with Bangladesh, Assam, and Mizoram. Agartala is the capital of Tripura and was given the status of Indian Union in 1972. It is a hilly state covering the area of 10, 491 Square Kilometers. It is one of the smallest states in area and accessible through districts such as Cachar and Aizwal. The state is dependent on agriculture for economy and allied activities offer employment to more 50% population. Rice is the most main crop grown followed by potato, sugarcane, oilseed, and pulses.
The people in Tripura together form a beautiful society which contributes in the culture and heritage of the place. The society shows a rich culture, tradition, and festivals. The people are quite fond of traditional food and they are known for the unique handloom and handicrafts.
Tripura has a history of kings. It is a princely state and history has a unique culture. Previously, the state was known as Kirat Desh. In Mahabharata, Tripura is mentioned as the three cities constructed by Asura. The pillar and the puranas inscribed King Ashoka’s writings and his experience about the Kalinga War.
There is a list of the tribal kings as per the version presented in different editions. As per the records, there were 184 or 179 kings of Manikya dynasty who ruled the state. And these Tripuri kings were given the title of Manikya who ruled for about 3000 years until it is merged with India. Udaipur was then, the capital of the kingdom. The capital was shifted to Old Agartala by King Krishna Manikya in 18th century and then to the Agartala in 19th century.
Here is the chronological history of Tripura:
- Tripura was conquered by force of Arms in 1761
- The monarchy came in 1947 and then Tripura was merged with Indian Union administered by the Chief Commissioner.
- The partition of India in 1947 and the political upheavals brought an end to the princely rule of Manikya dynasty in Tripura.
- The state administration was overtaken by the Indian Government in 1949 with Assam.
- Tripura became a Union Territory from 1956.
- The state attained the full statehood in January 1972.
Tripura is bordered with Assam, Mizoram, and Bangladesh. Tripura also shared the international border with Bangladesh. It has hills covering the state with an area of 10, 401 square kilometers. The maximum stretch is about 184 kilometers from North to South and 113 Kilometers from East to West. The altitude varies from 15-950 meters above the sea level. The River Manu is also originated from here. The terrain is hilly with the plains only in some of the places.
Here are some interesting facts about Tripura:
- Year of formation: 21 January 1972
- Latitude: 22’ 56’ & 24’ 32’N
- Longitude: 91’ 09’ & 92’ 20’
- Altitude: 12.80 Meter
- Capital: Agartala
- Population: 3,191,168
- Number of Districts: 8
- Temperature: 10-35 Degree Celsius
- Average Annual Rain Fall: 2100mm
- Forest covering Area: 52.76%
- Literacy: 60.44% (S.T. 40.37%)
- Subdivisions: 23
- Teshils: 183
- Languages Spoken: Bengali, Kokborok/TripuriTripura is one of the ‘Seven Sisters’ states of Northeast India.
- Climate: The climate is pleasant and temperature is comfortable. It has a humid sub-tropical type of climate. The longest running season in Tripura is monsoon which takes place from May to September and receives maximum rainfall in June. Sonamura receives the lowest of 1811 mm. Humidity is high and throughout the year.
Agriculture and other activities are the major occupation of the people which increases the employment opportunities for them. Crops of sugarcane, potato, pulses, oilseed and rice are mainly grown here. The economy is mainly agrarian which also provides 48% State Domestic Product and 64% contributes to the employment. A large variety of Horticulture or Plantation crops are also produced in Tripura. Some of the plantation crops are Pineapple, oranges, jackfruit. Coconut, tea, rubber, and cashewnuts are also produced in a huge amount.
Tea is largely produced in Tripura and the state is the second largest producer of Rubber.
The Industrial Sector has remained to be undeveloped so far, despite the vast potential of the state. The secondary sector contributes only about 5% of total employment and about 7% of the total income (SDP) of the state at present. Tourism has been declared as an Industry in the state since 1987.
The state also has cottage as well as small scale industries. Bamboo, handircrafts, and wood are the main products help in bringing the income to the state. Handicraft is emerging as a potential industry in Tripura.
Tripura comprises of 19 tribal communities and Tripuri is the oldest tribe of all. In entire state, more than 50% Tripuri lives. Some of the popular Tripura based tribes include Chakma, Riang, Jamatia, Murasingh, Mog, Halam and Darlong etc. Along with these tribes other communities include Bengali and Manipuri which are the major dwellers in Tripura. The society of this state consisted of various communities.
The people of Tripura enjoy fairs and festivals. The tribal society celebrates a huge number of fairs and festivals. Some of the famous festivals include Buisu, Garia, Hojagiri, Kharchi, and Ker. The non-tribal festivals include Durga puja, Diwali, Holi and many others are celebrated with much fun.
Music and Dance
The society of Tripura shows distinct types of dance and music. The dance and music are mainly dependent on the tribes to which the community belongs. In the society of Tripura, dance and folk songs are performed on occasions such as weddings, religious occasion and several festivals. The folk songs are sung on musical instruments like Sarinda, Chongpreng and Sumai.
People are fond of traditional food items including rice, meat, dal, fish, vegetable and chutney. The most crucial aspect of the food is that it is cooked with herbs and without oil.
List of Cities in Tripura
The following is the list of cities in Tripura-
- North Tripura
- South Tripura
- West Tripura