Kwaak Taanba

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Kwaak Taanba or Kwaak Jatra or Loidam Kumsaba (literally, "Crow freeing festival") is a traditional festival celebrated by the Meitei ethnicity, in which the King of Manipur sets a crow free from bondage. The event is observed in the 10th lunar day of the "Langban" month of the Meitei calendar (Manipuri calendar). The festival is accompanied with various ceremonial rites and rituals, music and dance performances in the Sana Konung, the Royal Residence of the royalties of Manipur.[1][2][3][4]

A crow (kwaak) is set free from bondage
Historically, instead of crow, pheasant is set free.

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  1. "Kwak Tanba : 29th sep09 ~ E-Pao! Headlines".
  2. "Kwak Tanba – Manipur News".
  3. "Titular King wishes people on Kwak Tanba : 20th oct18 ~ E-Pao! Headlines".
  4. "Kwak tanba performed : 15th oct13 ~ E-Pao! Headlines".