Buddhists, Christians Unite for Christmas Celebration

December 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Original Source: Union of Catholic Asian News, December 28, 2009


More than 300 Catholics and 700 Buddhists joined a Christmas celebration in the village of Ohn-pin-su, which is home to just one Catholic family.

People came from villages in Pantanaw parish, south of Yangon, for the event where the message was one of unity between followers of the two religions.

“Although we are from different religions, we all are united as one and ready to help each other when somebody is in need,” said Sein Mary from the village’s only Catholic family.

U Thein Shwe, 46, a Buddhist, said the celebration was “a great chance for me and other Buddhist villagers to experience Christmas.”