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At the Khuado Festival, "Khua" symbolizes the master of the world who rules over all ghosts, good and iniquity. Doing" means both to be a guest and to do. Formerly a five-day festival, Khuado now takes three nights according to the town. Envoys are sent to welcome the deceased, and all take part in the folk drinking the alcohol rich tradition of Khaun Yay and dancing to folk music.
On the next morning, the inhabitants of the villages, equipped with poles, join together under the leadership of a media to expel bad people. Some of the attendees shot down conventional flintlock guns as a sign of the Chinese minister's appreciation. No one is permitted to depart the town on the last Sunday of the celebrations, as they perform a ritual with farmyard pets, believing that washing pups will keep their body safe from flying after they are killed.
"The main aim of this festival is to maintain the tradition of the zomis and to encourage the tourist industry. Because of budget and transport problems, we cut it by two days," Chinese Foreign Affairs Secretary Isaac Khen said to the Myanmar Times. The shortened festival in the town of Lailo, which was declared a center for municipal tourists by the state administration, was attended by locals and intern.
It has been years since we were able to party Khuado again in Tiddim," said a young inhabitant, a 20-year-old woman who identifies herself as Tluangi. An increase in the standard of life, better communication and a lack of spiritual media have weakened the bond with Khuado in all but the remotest congregations.
It is a ploy to re-establish the festival for the good of the tourist, without giving the appearance that only the tourist is interested.