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May 28, 2020

Myanmar Ethnics Culture Festival makes second return

Myanmar Traditional cultural booths displayed at Ethnics Culture Festival which will be held from 1 to 7 February in Yangon. Photo: Myint Maung
Myanmar Traditional cultural booths displayed at Ethnics Culture Festival which will be held from 1 to 7 February in Yangon. Photo: Myint Maung

Myanmar Ethnics Culture Festival is making its second appearance at Kyaikkasan Sports Ground on East Race Course Road, Yangon, from 1 to 7 February, according to a press conference by its organizers yesterday.
Officials from Myanmar Ethnic Entrepreneurs Association, Kayin State Entrepreneurs Association, and Aung Family Festival Organizing Group replied to media during the press conference and explained the schedule of the festival.
The festival will be headed by the two aforementioned associations while under the guidance of the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, and the governments of Yangon Region and Kayah State.
U Win Maung, head of Aung Family, said they will install a likeness of the 20-feet Tharabar Gate, acknowledged by UNESCO, at the entrance to the festival.
He said they will also install 15-feet tall statues of four ancient famous Myanmar generals – Kyansittha, Nga Htwe Yuu, Nga Lone La Phe, and Nyaung Oo Phee. He said there will be over a thousand stalls showcasing everything from traditional clothing to ethnic cuisine.
U Win Maung said over 800,000 people visited the festival last year and this year they expect to receive around 1.2 million visitors. In addition, there will be photo booths to take pictures in traditional ethnic settings and visitors can visit the homes and landmarks of ethnic races through an augmented reality booth. —Myint Maung (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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