Each year on 20th February, Mizoram State day is being celebrated. It is a public holiday as well as a bank holiday. Apart from that, all educational institutions and government offices will remain closed on state day. It is celebrated after Mizoram is becoming a full-fledged state on 20th February in 1987.
How do the celebrations of State Day take place?
The celebrations take place with pomp and glory with the unfurling of the National Flag at government offices, business offices, and residential premises. There are State-level programs that are organized at Aizawl at the Assam Rifles Ground. An annual Independence Football Tournament is conducted to celebrate the occasion. Cultural programs are performed with great enthusiasm by students at schools and colleges. During the state-level program, the National flag is unfurled by the Chief Minister, followed by inspection of the guard of honor and parade that is organized by the state’s police, paramilitary forces, cadets of NSS, and NCC, Scouts, Guides, as well as by the Assam Rifles.
Tributes are paid to freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the formation of an independent state as well as to those who have survived. Prizes are handed out in different categories to outstanding performers in different fields.