Wicker puppets welcome you to Myanmar’s Mingalabar festival

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Institut Français de Birmanie (IFB) in partnership with the Government of Yangon region, recently organised Mingalabar, a multidisciplinary festival in Yangon. (AFP)

Institut Français de Birmanie (IFB) in partnership with the Government of Yangon region, recently organised Mingalabar, a multidisciplinary festival in Yangon. (AFP)

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Held from December 2 to 4, the event celebrated 55 years of cultural relations between France and Myanmar. (AFP)

Held from December 2 to 4, the event celebrated 55 years of cultural relations between France and Myanmar. (AFP)

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Two eight-metre-tall wicker puppets from the French cultural group L’Homme Debout were added attraction to the festivities, drawing crowds across the city. (AFP)

Two eight-metre-tall wicker puppets from the French cultural group L’Homme Debout were added attraction to the festivities, drawing crowds across the city. (AFP)

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The three-day festival brought together local and international street artists, musicians, circuses and dancers to Yangon's public spaces. (AFP)

The three-day festival brought together local and international street artists, musicians, circuses and dancers to Yangon's public spaces. (AFP)

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Following the parade of the giant puppets, over a hundred French and Myanmar artistes gave performances and live shows at Yangon’s key locations. (AFP)

Following the parade of the giant puppets, over a hundred French and Myanmar artistes gave performances and live shows at Yangon’s key locations. (AFP)

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The fest aimed to raise awareness on urban issues and the role of culture and artists in the urban development of a city. (AFP)

The fest aimed to raise awareness on urban issues and the role of culture and artists in the urban development of a city. (AFP)

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First multidisciplinary festival of international scale, Mingalabar was proved to be a great platform for residents to reclaim the streets. (AFP)

First multidisciplinary festival of international scale, Mingalabar was proved to be a great platform for residents to reclaim the streets. (AFP)

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A festival of international significance, it can play a part bolstering Yangon’s position as an active cultural centre of South East Asia. (AFP)

A festival of international significance, it can play a part bolstering Yangon’s position as an active cultural centre of South East Asia. (AFP)

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Giant wicker puppets at the heart of the crowd enjoying the revelries. (AFP)

Giant wicker puppets at the heart of the crowd enjoying the revelries. (AFP)

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The wicker puppets provide an interesting backdrop to the light show played on the facade of Yangon city hall. (AFP)

The wicker puppets provide an interesting backdrop to the light show played on the facade of Yangon city hall. (AFP)

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