Akhar ethnic people celebrates traditional new year in Kengtung

Akhar ethnic people celebrating their Akhar National Day in  Kengtung in eastern Shan State.  Photo: Kengtugn IPRD
Akhar ethnic people celebrating their Akhar National Day in Kengtung in eastern Shan State. 
Photo: Kengtugn IPRD

Akhar ethnic people in eastern Shan State celebrated their traditional new year in Kengtung, Shan State, on Thursday.
In the 43rd new year celebration, Akhar dance troupes entertained the audience with traditional dances.
Folk arts and traditional utensils of the hilly tribes are also displayed at the ceremony and visitors are served with traditional cuisines of Akhar.
The ceremony was formally opened by Commander of the Triangle Region Command Maj-Gen Aung Zaw Aye, Shan State Finance Minister U Sai Tit Shantit Lone and Minister for Akhar Ethnic Affairs.
Akhar ethnic people’s new year celebration is also know as “Akhar National Day” falls on 28 December and turned 43rd this year.—Kengtung IPRD

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