Hoisting of flag in commemoration of Kayin National New Year

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Traditional fighters take part in the traditional Letwai challenge fight marking the Kayin National New Year Festival at the Myanma Railway Football Playing Ground in Insein, Yangon. Photo: Zaw Gyi (Panita)

The Kayin national flag and the flag of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar were hoisted yesterday in commemoration of 2756 Kayin Era, Kayin National New Year, Sports Competitions and entertainment events were held at Maha Se Wingabar Ar Lein Nga Hsint monastery in Insein Township this morning.
At the monastery, the symbolic flag hoisting ceremony was held at 6 am yesterday, with the pomp and circumstance of Kayin traditional music with Phado Mahn Shwe Pyi Aye, chairman of the central committee for observing the ceremony of Maha Yangon Kayin National New Year Day. Those present at the ceremony saluted the Flag of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Kayin national flag.
Speeches, awarding of prizes to outstanding students, a competition of Kayin traditional ways to collect honey by removing a swarm of bees from hives and sports races were held.
The traditional boxing challenge fight marking the Kayin National New Year Festival was held at the Myanma Railway Football Playing Ground in Insein Township yesterday afternoon. Out of the nine thre-round matches, only one ended in a draw. The audience took pleasure in the other eight matches because of the spirited competition. Prizes for Kayin traditional dances will be presented on December 30.
At the festival, the Kayin nationals’ exhibition of culture, and news & information showroom was opened.

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