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Distinctive Festival Days in Kengtung
New Year Festival Period
The Brilliant-colored New Year Festival days of Lahu , Wa, Lisu, Tai Nei Shan and also Chinese.The day is beyond the same day as Chinese Luna New Year .
The time is to make the sons to novice and the family carrying offertories on the shoulders and wandering in downtown by playing traditional musical instruments.
Memorial of SawBwa Period Market Day
Selling the goods as old market day near the shrine of NAT (spirit). Preparation for selling since mid-night and then selling goods to induce good luck. The central market of the city is closed on that day.
Thingyan Splashing Water Festival
April 13 The drumming ceremony of fixing drum by Loi tribe-people is celebrated through the whole night at the shrine for the Sakka starting from 1:00 pm on afternoon.
April 14 The various national races come and watering at the respective big drum and the Sakka statue the whole morning and the the big crowd send the Sakka statue to the creek collectively at 1:00pm.
April 15 Continuing splashing water in Thingyan Water festival .The families go to monastery making sand stupa that sand collected from the creek or river and do the merit at the monastery .
April 16 The lovable chatterbox and bamboo pillar for supporting planetary posts are carried and donate to the monastery.
April 17 New year of Myanmar Era is the auspicious day. Food and offertories are donated to the venerable monks by the families to the monasteries at that day.
Akha Swing Festival is usually held in this month
First Crop Feasting Day
Traditional ceremony of feasting the first crop is held at village by village. The celebration date is depend on their harvest finished.
Thadingyut Lighting Festival
Lighting Festival is in the whole town. Make in offertory of thousand lights in dedication to Buddha. Festival of journey of twenty-eight Buddha are made in the town. The twelve feet high of pine oil lamps are offered to Lord Buddha at every monastery. The fireworks contests are celebrated at the wards and villages.
Full moon day of Tazaungmone Lighting Festival
Lighting Festival. The ceremony of offering foods and provisions of the whole town is celebrated grandiose in front of the MAHA MYAT MUNI Buddha image at 6:00 am . Usually about five hundred monks are attended.
Many Katina Padetha Trees which donated by the departmental, well-wishers, wards and organizations are being sent to the winner monasteries at the lucky-draw.
Shan New Year Festival held in this month at the downtown stadium with singing and dances.
December 25 Christmas Celebrated by Christian communities at the RCM church in the evening.
December 28 The day of Akha New Year. All Akha hill tribes are participating in New Year, wearing traditional costumes and performing their dances and songs.
December 31 Many people to participate the count-down of New Year Eve till mid-night at the RCM church.