September 25, 2017

Zartithway wins boat race at Phaungtaw Oo Pagoda Festival

Zartithway’s crew winning the race at the traditional boat racing held in Meiktila Lake. Photo: Chan Tha
Zartithway’s crew winning the race at the traditional boat racing held in Meiktila Lake. Photo: Chan Tha

Traditional boat races being held at Meiktila’s Phaungtaw Oo Pagoda Festival concluded on 28 September, with Zartithway’s crew winning the race.
Despite heavy rain, the boat races attracted large audiences.
Shwelu Koko’s team won the second prize, while Shwenyiako came third.
A total of 18 teams participated in the traditional boat race. The Zartithway team also won first prize in the most recent festivals held, which was in 2011 and 2012.— Chan Tha

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