Myaung Zee ethnic tribe in Wa Self-Administered Division holds New Year festival

Myaung Zee or Hmont ethnic tribe celebrate their New Year festival at Sanpya village in Hopan, Wa Self-Administered Division yesterday. Photo: MNA
Myaung Zee or Hmont ethnic tribe celebrate their New Year festival at Sanpya village in Hopan, Wa Self-Administered Division yesterday. Photo: MNA

Myaung Zee (or) Hmont ethnic community celebrated their New Year festival at Sanpya village in Hopan town of Wa Self-Administered Division yesterday morning.
Dr Kyaw Tun, the Rector of Lashio University, made a speech to mark the festival, and the Myaung Zee (or) Hmont Ethnic People Development and Cultural Group’s Chairman U Soe Min explained the history of their people and celebration of the festival.
The festival was also held with traditional spinning top fighting contest and traditional dance of cultural dance troupe.
Myaung Zee (or) Hmont people are living mainly in northern, southern and eastern Shan State, as well as in Wa Special Region -2. The festival was the second time of its kind.— Sai Zaw Kham (IPRD)(Translated by Aung Khin)

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