Karen State Day Celebrated in Hpa-an

The Irrawaddy ...

HPA-AN, Karen State — Hundreds of people in Hpa-an attended the 58th Karen State Day, a holiday marked by the state government, which organized a fair and a traditional dance competition.

The event, which is not recognized by rebel groups such as the Karen National Union and the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army, drew hundreds of families, who came to enjoy the fair and a competition between 10 traditional Karen dance groups.