YANGON, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar will hold its first ever Ethnics Culture Festival in Yangon to feature the unity of ethnic nationals, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.
Organized by the Myanmar Ethnic Entrepreneurs Association, the six-day festival, which will last from Jan. 25 to Jan. 30, aims to showcase friendship and unity of ethnic nationals, to support peace yearned for by the people, for local and foreigners and ethnic nationals to know, observe and visit the cultural tradition and natural beauty of the ethnic nationals' land and to develop travel business.
At the event, exhibits showing cultural tradition and livelihood of ethnic nationals and their products will be displayed and an ethnic night market where food for all religions and ethnicities will also be introduced.
In addition, Miss Ethnic Myanmar 2019 will be selected and the winner will represent the association as an ambassador to promote friendship and peace among ethnic nationals.
The first prize for the winner is 15 million kyats (10,000 U.S. dollars) and a gold crown with eight gems, while first runner-up will receive seven million kyats and other prizes and the second runner-up will get three million kyats.
A total of 10 additional titles will also be awarded, the report added.