Naga community in Yangon celebrates traditional new year

HHL 4 72Naga Community in Yangon celebrated the traditional new year of Naga at the Judson Centre in Yangon yesterday ahead of the 2019 Naga New Year Festival in Leshi to be held from 14 to 16 January.
The annual celebration is organized by the Naga Literature and Culture Committee (Yangon).
“We celebrated our traditional new year earlier than the New Year Festival which falls on 15 January because we decided to hold this even at the convenience of Naga people in Yangon. This event is aimed at building more trust and gaining strength by gathering yearly,” said U Naw Aung Than, Chairman of the committee.
At the event, cultural dance troupes of Naga entertained the attendees with traditional songs and dances.
Located in Hkamti District in Sagaing Region in northwestern Myanmar, the Naga self-administered zone consists of three townships— Leishi, Lahe and Nanyun. The festival is held alternately in those towns to host all the Naga sub tribes.—Ko Htet (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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