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Missionary Day

National and Public Holidays in India Regional Holiday in Mizoram, India

Kharch Puja is a public holiday in Tripura, India, usually celebrated in July
Tuipui river, Mizoram

When is Missionary Day?

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Dates of Missionary Day
Year Weekday Date
2020 Saturday January 11th
2019 Friday January 11th
2018 Thursday January 11th
2017 Wednesday January 11th
2016 Monday January 11th
Duration
1 Day
Summary
Mizoram. Marks the anniversary of two Christian missionaries to the region in 1894

Missionary Day is regional holiday in Mizoram, India that commemorates the arrival of two Welsh Christian missionaries in the state over a century ago.

This holiday is always celebrated on 11 January and is declared as a public holiday by the state government. Government offices and educational institutions will be closed on this day.

History of Missionary Day

Rev J H Lorrain and Rev F W Savidge arrived in the then Lushai country (Mizoram) by boat from Assam on 11 January 1894 to spread Christianity in the region. This resulted in conversion of almost all the Mizos to the new religion.

The missionaries established the Presbyterian Church in northern part of Mizoram and the Baptist Church in the southern part of the state.

To mark the day, local churches will hold prayers and organise community feasts.


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