Community EngagementMaroondahUrban Sustainability

2010 Chin New Year (Fang Er) Festival

By October 16, 2010November 3rd, 2010One Comment

The City of Maroondah is home to a large number of migrants and refugees from Burma, with several ethnic groups settling into the municipality.

The Chin community, is one of the ethnic groups from Burma and this afternoon I attended their new year celebrations, known as Fang Er, which traditionally celebrated the harvest. The celebrations included singing, dancing and entertainment from members of the Chin community, as well as traditional rice cake which is part of the festivities.

It is great to see the Chin community embracing Maroondah and encouraging participation in their festivals.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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