First ‘Myanmar Ethnics Culture Fest’ to be held in Yangon

09 January 2019
First ‘Myanmar Ethnics Culture Fest’ to be held in Yangon
Lisu ethnic women take a selfie during celebrations of the New Year Countdown in Yangon, Myanmar, 31 December 2018. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Myanmar Ethnic Entrepreneurs’ Association (MEEA) is organizing a Myanmar Ethnic Culture Fest in Kyaikkasan Ground, Yangon from 25 to 30 January, state media reported.

 At a press conference Yangon Region minister for Rakhine Ethnic Affairs U Zaw Aye Maung said, “Today’s press conference is held to inform the media about the aim of holding the ‘Myanmar Ethnics Culture Fest.’ This is the first time in our country’s history that such ethnic fest is held. The unity of ethnic nationals is very important. The fest is held as a small contribution toward the peace process in a way of a sand particle or a brick in construction work.”

At the fest, famous singers will entertain with songs and each ethnic national will perform a dance. There’ll be Miss Ethnic Myanmar 2019, exhibits showing cultural traditions and livelihood of ethnic nationals, selling products produced by ethnic national business persons, Ethnic Night Market where food for all religions and ethnicities are available and photo opportunity sites where photographs can be taken.