11 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN NEW YEAR’

Karen New Year Celebrations To Be Held in Naypyidaw for The First Time

December 7, 2016  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Karen Members of Parliament (MPs) will lead the first Naypyidaw Karen New Year Festival when the 79th New Year Festival is held at the MCC-2 Hall in Naypidaw on 29 December. Saw Shar Phaung Awar, the Naypyidaw Karen New Year Organising Committee Joint Secretary told Karen Ne... Read more ►

Karen Leaders New Year Call For Unity, Ethnic Rights and the End of Oppression

January 26, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In messages to mark Karen News Years Day and addressed to Karen both in Burma and across the world, leaders urged unity. “If we are united we will have victory. On this New Year, wherever we are, if we unite our voices from everywhere [all over the world], people will be f... Read more ►

Suu Kyi, Gen. Mutu Celebrate Karen New Year With Call For Ethnic Rights To Be Recognized In Constitution

January 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Karen people spread all over the world celebrated Karen New Year Day on January 10, 2016. Karen in Burma, on the border gathered at a wide variety of places to welcome the New Year. Celebration took place in Shwe Kokko, Rangoon and Hpa-an, where the former, President U Thein... Read more ►

Thousands Celebrate Karen New Year and DKBA Day

December 25, 2014  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

As many as 2,000 people joined the celebration of Karen New Year of 2754 and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army’s 20th formation day that was organized at DKBA’s Sone Si Myaing headquarter in Karen State. Karen villagers, representatives from political parties, Karen S... Read more ►

New Year Celebrations Cheer Karen Villagers

January 5, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

The 2014 Karen New Year is first time hundreds of Karen villagers east of Myeik were able to celebrate. On January 1, 2014, hundreds of Karen villagers in Paluk and Palaw townships and other eastern parts of Myeik town, Tanintharyi region came to celebrate the Karen New Year... Read more ►

There’s Only One Karen…

January 2, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

General Mutu Say Poe, the chairman of the Karen National Union in his New Year address to the community called for unity, solidarity and said that the Karen people have to be proud of their culture and traditions. General Mutu spoke of the Karen “national characteristics ... Read more ►

Karen New Year – Factions Show Unity

January 1, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Karen News spoke to people attending New Year celebrations held at Border Guard Force headquarters on the Burma side of the River Moei to ask them what they wanted peace talks to deliver in 2014. Thousands of Karen came the BGF headquarters at Shwe Kokko Myaing village in My... Read more ►

Karen Armed Groups Drop Military Parades For 2014 New Year Celebrations

December 21, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The 2014 Karen New Year celebrations will be the first time the event is not marked with a military parade or a demonstration of the ethnic armed groups fighting prowess. All Karen armed groups, except the Karen Democratic Karen Benevolent Army have agreed to hold 2014 New Y... Read more ►

Government Minister joins Karen New Year celebrations

January 16, 2013  •  Author: Eh Na

The Minister of Border and Security Affairs, Colonel Zaw Lwin, representing the government, joined with more than 4000 Karen people to celebrate Karen New Year Day, January 12, in Myitta village, Tenasserim Divion, in southern Burma. The KNU Mergui-Tavoy District Secretary,... Read more ►

Monk sends Karen New Year 2013 blessings to all

January 12, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Ashin Pinnya Thami, the head monk from Taunggalay, sent a special Karen New Year blessing to all Karen people. In his public statement Ashin Pinnya Thami said. “Today is the national New Year Day for all the Karen people. Today, the inherent nature of the entire Karen Nat... Read more ►

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