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Vol. 2

No.2

January-March 2003

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Events Calendar

Manaw Festival
Where: Myitkyina, Kachin State
When: January 10, 2003
Duration: 1 day
Traditional Kachin Manaw Festival to celebrate the New Year. All the Kachin clans will congregate at Myitkyina to celebrate this event.

Independence Day
Where: Main event in Yangon
When:January 4,2003
Duration: 1 day
Celebrated all over the country to commemorate the country's Independence in 1948.

Kayin New Year
Where: Celebrated mainly in the Kayin quarters of ( Yangon and in other cities where Kayins dominate.
When: First day of the month of Pyatho ( January 3, 2003) )
Duration: 1 day
Kayins celebrate the New Year according to their calender.

Naga New Year
Where: Lahe Township,sagaing Division
When: January 14-15,2003
Duration: 2 days
One of the rarest ceremonies. Different Naga clans will gather in their colourful costumes to perform ritual dances.

Ananda Pagoda Festival
Where: Ananda Pagoda precinct, Bagan
When: One week preceding the Fullmoon day of
Pyatho (January)
Duration: One week ( 10 to 17 January 2003 )
One of the most popular pagoda festivals in the country. Villagers come in covered bullock wagons and camp for the duration.

Shan State Day
Where: Taunggyi (Southern shan State) and Lashio (Northern shan State)
When: February 9, 2003
Duration: 1 day
A popular holidayforthe shans, one of the main ethnic races of the country. Dance competitions of all the ethnic groups living in the Northern shan State are usually held at Lashio.

Union Day
Where: Main event in Yangon
When:February12,2003
Duration: 1 day
Celebrated allover the country to commemorate the signing of the Panglon (Pinion) Treaty that paved the way for national unity and Independence.

Kyaikkhauk Pagoda Festival
Where:Thanlyin (formerly syriam)
When: Fullmoon day ofTabodwe(February 16,2003)
A typical Buddhist religious festival

Chin National Day
Where: Haka (Northern Chin State) and Mindat
[Southern Chin State)
When: February 20,2003
Duration: 1 day
A popular holiday for the Chins, one of the main races of the country. Ethnic dances performed by different Chin groups at both venues.

Kekku Pagoda Festival
Where: Kekku Pagoda precinct, TaunggyiTownship
When: Fullmoon day ofTabaung (March 17,2003)
Duration: 1 day
Pa O people from all the surrounding villages come in their best costumes to pay homage to the pagoda.
Some comes in bullock carts and make camps under the huge banyan trees.

Pindaya Pagoda Festival
Where: Pindaya Township,southern shan State
When: Fullmoon day ofTabaung( March 17,2003)
Duration: 7 days starting from March 10.
Traditionallya pagoda festival in honour of the Buddha statues inside the Pindaya cave.

Shwe Dagon Pagoda Festival
Where:Yangon
When: Fullmoon day of Tabaung (March 17,2003)
Duration: Approximately one week preceding the fullmoon day.
It is a traditional Buddhist pagoda festival and one of the most important pagoda festivals in the country.
 

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A Guide to Tourism Destination and Beyond

Vol. 2

No.2

January-March 2003

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