Plans to build stages for viewing Taunggyi’s annual hot-air balloon contests are scrapped after local groups protest the commercialization of the event.
Residents of Taunggyi say that commercialization of Taunngyi’s annual hot-air balloon contests will come at the expense of local people.
Thadingyut Festival marks the end of the Buddhist Lent with offerings of candles and other displays of light.
Organisers of the Hpaung Daw U Pagoda Festival in Shan State said the incident would not affect the event, held annually on Inle Lake.
Burma’s most important holiday of the year, Thingyan, is just weeks away, but Holi, a two-day festival celebrated by the country’s more than 800,000 Hindus, has just ended. A colourful…
Police in Rangoon Division are gearing up for next month’s Thingyan water festival with plans to have 3,500 officers on duty at all times.