'Tis the season – for reconnecting with family and celebrating life, for looking back on the past year and planning resolutions for the next, for spirituality and shopping sprees. Find the best of this year's holiday season in The Myanmar Times' Christmas & New Year 2016 Special Feature. Happy holidays, and a happy New Year!
Make 2017 a peaceful year, says Cardinal Bo
A prominent church leader in Myanmar is urging all parties to end the ongoing armed conflicts across the nation that had stoked human misery for the last sixty years and wants the silent majority to push for peace.
Goodwill far and wide
There’s even greater fervour in rural areas than in the cities – they celebrate Christmas for weeks.
Making merry with Christmas
Celebrating the festive season can be fulfilling in Myanmar, spiritually and in many other ways.
Hotel specials for festive outings
The year-end is always party time. Here are some of what’s on offer to revellers in Yangon, including stay-in packages and hangover brunches.
Making time for worship too
While they are preparing to ring in the celebrations, Christians here spend much time on church activities too.
Six ways to avoid a festive financial hangover
The business of retailers is to get you to buy their goods. Your business is to look after your money.
How to make your New Year’s resolutions work
Time for a reset and a fresh start – and get science on your side.
More cheer for wine
To both ambitious newcomers and well-established companies, there’s a good future for wine in Myanmar because of changing tastes and trends.
Gifts of tech
Here are some products worth looking at if your New Year's resolution is connectivity.