The Chin New Year, also known as “Tho” in the Hakha dialect, “Khuado” in Zomi, and “Fanger” in Falam, originated as a festival celebrating the new harvest.
On March 17, 1949, the Chin Affairs Council made a resolution that the Chin New Year would be an official holiday celebrated from October 26 to October 28. This public holiday was observed in Chin State until General Ne Win’s military coup in 1962. This year will mark the 74th Anniversary of the first Chin New Year celebration. [Click here for more information about Chin New Year in Burmese. Source: Pu Lian Cin]
CAM has organized annual Chin New Year celebrations since 2019. Our fifth annual Chin New Year celebration is scheduled for October 14, 2023.