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November 15, 2018

Kayin State Day celebrated with traditional dance competition

A Kayin dance troupe performing traditional Don Dance on stage, during a competiton marking the 63rd Kayin State Day held in Hpa-An, Kayin State. photo: mna

Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung attended the Don Dance competition (A Kayin traditional dance), held to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Kayin State Day, at Hpa-an, Thiri Field, on the evening of 7 November. The Kayin State Day is being observed from 7 to 11 November .
Children from government and private kindergarten schools in Hpa-an, the Eindu Village women dance troupe, and cultural Don Dance group 1 performed at the event, which started at 6pm.
The main competition began at 8:30 pm. Nine dance troupes competed in the event. Participants included dance troupes from the village, the township, the district, and the border guard force, as well as private dance troupes. Kayin State Chief Minister Daw Nang Khin Htwe Myint, State Hluttaw Speaker U Saw Chit Khin, State Hluttaw Deputy Speaker, state ministers, and departmental officials were also present. The dignitaries enjoyed the entertainment and competition, and then presented prizes to the competing Don Dance troupes.

 

—Saw Myo Min Thein (IPRD)(Translated by Zaw Min)

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