WHERE: Nationwide, Myanmar (Burma)

WHEN: Fullmoon day of Tazaungmone (Nov 14 2008)

DURATION: 1night only

TRADITIONS: Burmese people, especially young men, still celebrate this mischief-making, called “KYEE-MA-NOE-PWE” which can be directly translate to English as “A Festival Where The Crow Doesn't Wake Up”. Young men sneak into peoples?? compounds at night to take things like earthen pots and benches which they hide in the compounds of neighbors. The next morning people have to search neighbors?? compounds to retrieve their properties. No one gets angry because it is done in a spirit of fun.

More photos of KYEE MA NOE PWE on my personal photography webpage [].

We took water pumps, various sign boards and residential plates and misplaced them. It’s a total fun and really entertaining. According to friend’s opinions, I am not allowed to submit the photo while I took during mischief making. Sorry for that!

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      2008.12.03 Edited

      Very interesting.
      Love the moodiness here.
      (Love your new profile pic!!)

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      2008.12.01 Edited

      What chaos that would cause if it was started in this country! Thanks for sharing this tradition.

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      2008.11.29 Edited

      really? oh.... wow.... i mean... this is interesting... haha... hmmm... i wonder how it's like if we have the same in Singapore!