by Ye Lwin Oo @ William November. 28, 2008 5690 views

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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Jet28 8 years, 5 months ago

What fun!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Khairil Amrie Bin Abd Latif 8 years, 5 months ago

hahah..very funny

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Lotofoto 8 years, 5 months ago

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

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 8 years, 5 months ago

what a funny tradition!! it's nice....

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Pegah & Gelareh 8 years, 5 months ago

oh cool,it's interesting!!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Roberto 8 years, 5 months ago


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Gillian 8 years, 5 months ago

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

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Finbarr 8 years, 6 months ago

nice photo!!!!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Emmeline Tan 8 years, 6 months ago

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

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Leocheung 8 years, 6 months ago

What an interesting tradition !
Thank you for sharing with us :))

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
David Cardona 8 years, 6 months ago


8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Asiamack 8 years, 6 months ago

strange tradition!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited