On 27 March Ambassador Joan Boer presented the 2012 Prince Claus Award to Zarganar during a historic Anyeint performance by Zarganar in the People's Square in Yangon. The exciting theatrical performance lasted 5 and a half hours and was attended by an estimated 5000 people. It was the biggest public performance ever to take place in Burma. A number of Prince Claus Fund Torchbearers attended the event.
Eleven comedians, famous singers and classical and contemporary musicians and dancers from all over Burma took part in the political satirical against the backdrop of the full moon rising over the Shwedagon pagoda. After a combination of traditional singers, reggae and hip hop artists sang Bob Marley's "Get Up Stand Up for your rights", Ambassador Joan Boer and Christa Meindersma, director of the Prince Claus Fund, presented the Prince Claus Award to Zarganar. Zarganar accepted the Award in honour of two previous Burmese laureates, Aung Zaw of the Irrawaddy Publishing Group and the late poet U Tin Moo. The performance ended around midnight with a famous song written in prison and waving 56 peacock flags, the symbol of the 1988 protests.
27 March, day of the Armed Forces, marked the last full moon before Burmese New Year and is conspired an auspicious day for prayer. It also marked the day on which, exactly 25 years ago, Zarganar's license to perform was taken away. The groundbreaking event was broadcasted live on television and radio, and attracted a lot of media attention.