The 2018 Traditional New Year water festival, celebrated in Thailand from 13-15 April as the Songkran Festival and in Myanmar 13-16 April as the Thingyan Festival, is one of the “must join” festivities of both cultures.
Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon recently organised the Traditional Htamane Festival Competition as part of the Hotel team building program. Aside from the hotel management and associates, guests and media also joined.
“Engagement and teamwork” are one of the very core values at Chatrium. This Htamane competition helped us strengthening our teamwork, added more engagement in order to fulfill our customer satisfaction. Guests and media who joined also had a unique experience in learning more of the traditional festival and culture. We believe this is a remarkable experience for our guests and our associates, Live the Remarkable at Chatrium”, said Ms. May Myat Mon Win, General Manager of Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon.
Htamane is a glutinous rice-based savory snack delicacy in Myanmar. There were three teams with 12 members from different department participating in the Htamane competition. Hotel guests, hotel associates and some media enjoyed the festival. Good Tasting Htamane, timing and the teamwork of each team formed the final scores. Finally, Kyan Sit Tha team won the first prize; second and third prizes went to Anaw Rahta team and Ba Yint Naung team, respectively.
About Htamane Festival: Htamane Festival is one of the remarkable festivals in Myanmar; usually held in Tabodwe (eleventh month in Myanmar Calendar-February or March). It is also called the harvest festival and produce from farms and garden are used in making Htamane. It is made with a sticky rice,coconut slices, peanuts, sesame seeds and a small amount of cooking oil. It is very exciting to see an Htamane competition where participants compete for the best tasting product. After making Htamane, people usually offer it to Buddha and it is given away for free to all the visitors.
About Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon: Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon is part of Chatrium Hotels & Residences, a luxury hotel collection and is one of the city’s topmost hotels for pure luxury and rich colonial-style architecture. It is situated among lush greenery and beside the famous Kandawgyi Lake; providing simply stunning and spectacular views of Shwedagon. Every guestroom is spaciously designed and influenced by local culture with some touches of oriental heritage.
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