It is believed that Tai people, to which the Shan belong, began using their own calendar some twenty-one centuries ago. Historical evidence and studies about Nan Chao Tai Kingdom, dated back to early Common Era, clearly indicate the existence of a Tai civilization with its own administrative, agricultural, literary and belief system as well as the use of its own calendar. Since its inception in 2005 The Shan Cultural Association _ UK, a cultural association solely dedicated to promoting Shan literature and culture in the multicultural United Kingdom, has been organising Shan New Year Celebrations. This year, our Shan New Year fall on 27th November by English calender and The SCA_UK organises the Shan New Year Celebrations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London on 30th November 2008, Sunday. The keynote speaker at the event is Mr Ralph Isaacs (OBE) a former Director of the British Council in Burma form 1989 to 1994. Shan traditional elements at the event include unique Shan traditional dances, music, arts and crafts, beautiful Shan clothing and many more. The SCA-UK would like to cordially invite you, your family and friend to join us in welcoming the 2103 Shan New Year.
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