VP U Henry Van Thio attends closing ceremony of X’mas festival in downtown Yangon

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VP U Henry Van Thio attends closing ceremony of X’mas festival in downtown Yangon

 

A closing ceremony of Christmas Festival 2019 in downtown Yangon was held at Saint Mary’s Cathedral at the corner of Bogyoke Aung San Road and Bo Aung Kyaw Road in Botahtaung Township yesterday afternoon.

It was attended by Vice President U Henry Van Thio and wife Dr Shwe Hluan, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than and wife, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and wife, Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe and wife, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Yangon Cardinal Charles Bo, members of Myanmar Council of Churches, priests and invited guests.

Rev. Fr. Hyginus Myint Soe made wishes for the ceremony, and the Yangon Region Chief Minister appraised the birth of baby Jesus.

Reverend Mahn Palmerston, the General Secretary Myanmar Council of Churches, said the blessings.

Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Yangon Cardinal Charles Bo said the good news of Christmas.

U Patric Lu Ni, the chairman of committee for organizing the festival, expressed thanks for the event, and Bishop John Saw Yaw Han said blessings. Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe announced the closure of festival.

Then, the Vice President and attendees had a documentary photo taken in the compound of cathedral.

The Christmas Festival 2019 in downtown Yangon was joyously held near the City Hall in front of Maha Bandula Park and along Bogyoke Aung San Road in festive mood and decorations from 23 to 25 December.