Shan ethic people’s
traditional Thingyan will take place in Hmyawsinkyun, Kandawgyi Park, Yangon on
the afternoon of April 7th from 3 to 7 pm according to a
representative of the Shan Literary and Culture Association (Yangon).
It will be the first
time an event of its kind will be held in Yangon and will involve traditional Shan
and cultural dances. Some 10 Shan teams will collectively perform their
traditional style of Thingyan festivities under the supervision of the association.
“It is estimated that
1000 people will attend the event. The visitors to the event are advised to be
in their own traditional outfits.
For example, Bamar people should be in their
longyis and other ethic people in their own traditional costumes. If you are in
jeans or skirt, it will not be convenient,” said U Sai Htet Phone who is in
charge of organizing the event.
It was announced that
Shan people are to be in Shan dress (pinni colour) and there is no admission
fee to the event. The visitors will be served traditional Shan foods and
entertained with Shan dances and songs.