An exhibition displaying the traditional products of ethnic nationals was opened at the Kyaikkasan Grounds in Yangon yesterday.
At the event, Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs Nai Thet Lwin, Akha Ethnic Affairs Minister U Arr Bay La, Bamar Ethnic Affairs Minister U Khin Maung Myint (a) U Deik, Chairman of Myanmar Ethnic Entrepreneurs Association (MEEA) U Yaw Satt and officials cut ceremonial ribbons to mark the opening.
Afterwards, the Union Minister and party observed the booths of ethnic nationals displaying local products, traditional foods, traditional cultures, utensils and souvenirs of the ethnic people.
In the evening, the Union Minister and party attended a traditional feast hosted by Wa ethnic people. The purpose of organizing such traditional ethnic feasts is to strengthen friendship between ethnic peoples, assist in peace making processes, promote unity and exchange cultural traditions among them.
They also enjoyed the entertainments of artists and cultural performances of the ethnic peoples at the event.
With directives of the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Yangon Region Government and the Kayah State Government, and jointly conducted by Myanmar Ethnic Entrepreneurs Association and Kayah Ethnic Entrepreneurs Association, the Ethnics Culture Festival 2020 was being held.
The third day of the festival yesterday was packed with people from different regions, enjoying the traditional ethnic performances. — MNA
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)