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Karen New Year

Members of the Karen ethnic community usually celebrate their new year in the middle of December. Communities in Karen State, around Myanmar and abroad come together to mark the occasion. During the festival, Karen people have an activity called aune bu thount in which they give thanks to the rice n

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Festival of Lights

Dates:       November 2nd to 5th, 2017
Location: Across the country
Duration: Five days


Held for three days around the full moon of Tazaungmone, this festival falls in the eight lunar month of the Burmese calendar. The festival is celebrated at pagodas right acro

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Hot Air Balloon Festival

Dates: From 28th October, 2017 Location: Taunggyi, southern Shan State Duration: Five days
Also known as Tazaungdaing Fire Balloon Festival, the daytime competitions are for balloons made in animal or bird shapes and at night fire balloons are decorated with strings of lanterns o

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Taunggyi fire Balloon Festival

Dates: October 28th to November 4th, 2017
  
Hot-air balloon festival is held one week before the fullmoon day of Tazaungmone. This festival is very well-known as one of the most famous festivals in the country. During the festival, giant hot air balloons of various colors an

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