Monthly archives of “March 2019

Photo Essay: Ashura Yangon © Moe Myint San Yom Ashura or Ashura (Arabic: عاشوراء‎ ʻĀshūrā’) is the tenth day of Muḥarram, the first month in the Islamic calendar.[3] For the majority of Shia Muslims Ashura marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram,[3] and commemorates the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, at […]

Photo Essay: Holi Mandalay  © Bo Gyi Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal but has also spread to other areas of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora […]