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 wine? It was on the sweet side but strong 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 extremely hot 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. 
The 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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