GALLERY: Yargu Festival in Bendigo

BENDIGO'S Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival recently. 

The festival is a feast and gathering, and is celebrated during the 11th month of the Burmese calender. 

The festival helps people overcome misfortune and illness. 

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo's Karen community celebrated the Yargu Festival. Picture: Brendan McCarthy