Missionary day in 2022
When is missionary day?
Missionary day is regional holiday in Mizoram India that commememorates the arrival of two welsh cristian missionaries in the state over us Century ago.
This holiday is always celebrated on January 11th and is declared as a public holiday by the state government. Government offices and educational institution will be closed on this day.
History of Missionary day
Rev J H Lorrain and Rev F W Savidge arrived in the then country by (Mizoram) boat from asam on January 11th 1894 to spread christianity in the region. This resulted in conversion of Almost all the mizos to the new religion.
The missionaries rstablished 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.