Celebrate New Year once again

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A SHEFFIELD school will host celebrations to mark the Karen community’s National New Year from 11am tomorrow.

The event runs until 2pm at Forge Valley Community School on Wood Lane, Stannington, marking the start of the year 2752.

A programme will be distributed and the day will include a few short speeches, Karen songs, a special Karen Don dance and a buffet lunch.

The Karens mainly live in Burma and their new year has been an official holiday since 1938, when the then British administration recognised the day.