Kachin Thanksgiving at the American Center 2010

20 Nov

Kachin Thanksgiving at the American Center 2010

The Kachin students threw a wild party at the American Center complete with traditional Kachin food and Kachin wine. The food was delicious. And the Kachin homemade wine? It was on the sweet side but steady so it went down fast and loosened everyone up as we all did some winding marching dancing jumping falling weirding and laughing the whole way. The night was sweltering due to the extended heat wave and drought. We poured a lot of water over anyone and everyone but drank the wine. The entire city was its usual pitch dark due to continuous electricity outage and the dark added to the fun.
IZ, The Kachin leader of the party.
Winding around

 

Some impromptu ritualization occurred

 

Enjoying
One of the faculty, Ethan, having a blast

 

Swords appeared from somewhere

 

Kachin students singing traditional songs

 

Happiness

 

More fun

 

It was a long,long evening of dancing

 

Yeah, this is the Kachin wine

 

Just getting started

 

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