Organizing committee announces cancellation of Manau festival

After facing public outcry, Kachin Culture Association’s Nlung Nnan Wunli Manau organizing committee announced that it will cancel upcoming Manau dance festival to commemorate the season’s bounty of harvest.

The Manau festival was planned to be held from Nov 13 to 16. Opponents of Manau festival said the time is not right for such a festival as there are many IDPs who are going through hard time and the nation is still entangled in a profound political crisis.

The statement by organizing committee said with respect to the opinion of majority the committee decides not to hold the Manau festival.