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Online Festivals to keep the traditions alive

Last month several famous traditional festivals in Myanmar were unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19. The Taungbyone Nat festival near Mandalay and the Lawkananda festival in Bagan were two of the more recent ones cancelled. To keep the tradition, the spirit and the fun of these festivals alive, MYANMORE is together with Exploration Travel creating "online festivals” with a short story about each festival, pictures from previous years and inviting people to add pictures, stories and memories of the festival.

Fate and fortune: A guide to Myanmar’s mysticism

Many Buddhists try to understand what lies ahead in the future with the help of diviners and clairvoyants. Here are the most common types of divination you may find in Myanmar.

Amayar: Enriched coffee, empowered women

Hailing from the hilly region of Ywangan, Southern Shan State, Amayar has been producing speciality-grade Arabica coffee beans since 2016. Besides, the whole business is led, managed, and operated chiefly by women.

Celebrating Eid al-Adha 2020 and tips on how to do it safely

Just like Eid al-Fitr that is celebrated in May following the month of Ramadan, Eid al-Adhi is also a holy celebration for the Muslim culture with different traditions and rituals to commemorate this day.

Martyrs’ Day – What to expect and what to do?

Martyrs' Day has always been one of the most respected days in the history of Myanmar and a commemoration held for years. How will it turn out in 2020?

[Doing Good] Linens for Life Face masks

COVID-19 has brought out a lot of good in people and companies. The Linen for Life Face Masks is a programme where Shangri-La Group has partnered with Diversey, a leading global hygiene and cleaning company, and Badana Aid Myanmar in Yangon to provide the most vulnerable members of society with face masks, an item now mandatory when one is out in public in Myanmar.

Changes in the fields, an Environmental Documentary to Reconnect Humanity 

A Myanmar environmental documentary - Changes in the Field - has been released to address how the lives of farmers in Myanmar are affected by climate change. It takes a glimpse into the lives of farmers in Yangon, Shan State and Mon State, whose very existence and heritage is intertwined with their lands. We talked with Tomas Derville and Beatrice Manole - the producer and co-producer - on how this documentary that can act as a blueprint to lay out a potential vision for the future —— the story of how we can act now and make things right.

Interview: Carrie Shiu, founder of Days For [email protected]

Since 2008 Days For Girls has worked to empower girls, and to protect themselves, working in 100 countries and having distributed 1 million kits in Africa and internationally. A priority is working with girls in monasteries and orphanages providing access to women’s hygiene education.

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Online Festivals to keep the traditions alive

Last month several famous traditional festivals in Myanmar were unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19. The Taungbyone Nat festival near Mandalay and the Lawkananda festival in Bagan were two of the more recent ones cancelled. To keep the tradition, the spirit and the fun of these festivals alive, MYANMORE is together with Exploration Travel creating "online festivals” with a short story about each festival, pictures from previous years and inviting people to add pictures, stories and memories of the festival.

[COVID-19 Briefing] Domestic Travel Stopped

As the second wave of COVID-19 is hitting Myanmar, especially Yangon, tougher measures are now implemented with no domestic flights or express bus services.
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