fire stick festival

Fire stick festival, Kalaw

We were lucky enough to arrive in Kalaw, a small mountain town in Burma, on the night of the annual fire stick festival that takes place each year at the full moon at the end of November. This happened by complete chance – we had come to Kalaw to do some trekking and were just wandering round the town before dinner on the day we arrived and kept bumping into processions of dancing children carrying lanterns and realised something must be up!  (more…)