Salone Festival

Salone fishing

The Salone Festival celebrates the seafaring Salone people, also known as the Moken, that live in the Myeik Archipelago along Myanmar’s southern coastline. The Salone are an isolated group, many of whom live in boats during the dry season and uphold traditions by depending on the sea to sustain themselves and continuing the same fishing practices used by generations before them.

This February celebration promotes tourism with respect to the Salone people, who inhabit the Myeik Archipelago islands and engage in agricultural land practices during monsoon season. Visitors are offered a glimpse into a unique culture and are invited to observe spiritual dances, folk singing and traditional Salone feasts.

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