Yarghu Destival is on Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 February 2017
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"Yarghu" is a food traditionally cooked by the ethnic Pa-O people.
The festival is a feast and gathering traditionally celebrated in the
eleventh month of the Burmese calendar, and aimed to help people
overcome misfortune or illness.
Yarghu (Hta Ma Ne in Burmese) food is an important part of the festival.
Yarghu food is specially prepared by seven people with seven ingredients
of glutinous rice, coconut slices, sesame seeds, peanuts, garlic, ginger
and cooking oil. Long spoon utensils like oars are used to stir the
food. Before eating, a small portion of the food is placed on the head.
By doing so it is believed to create good fortune or luck.
People from all religions and cultures come together to celebrate the
Yarghu festival. People say prayers for those who have suffered
misfortune or illness.
to download the program from the 2010 Yarghu festival.