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There are 7 festivals in Myanmar you should not miss
Burma is known for the solemnity of Burma's folk and every year there are celebrations all over the state. Here is a shortlist of some of the festival events you should not miss when planning your journey to Myanmar. Please be aware that most celebrations take place according to the Myanmar schedule, so the date of the celebrations may change from year to year.
Myanmar's most prestigious event, the Thingyan is the ThingyanWaterFest. It is similar to the Songkran Festivals in Thailand, where during the four days of the event in Thailand crowds are throwing or splashing each other. Mandalay has the right to be the congested town of Myanmar to mark the New Year.
Normally the event takes four working nights, but with a single intercalary year it takes five. In Myanmar on Burmese New Year's Eve, Burmese also do good by providing food and snacking, taking the Sabbath or nailing their ancients. The Manaw is usually located in Kachin State and is usually organized every year in January to welcome the New Year.
You will see long, artfully crafted Manaw stakes built in the center of the fair. The Kachin folks usually circumnavigate these pole to commemorate the New Year, the reunification of the clans and the wars. They can see Kachin characters in their old costume and you can also take part in the dancing with them during the event.
Taunggyi Tazaungdaing, also known as the Feast of Lights, which usually takes place in November, is the most beloved feast in Shan State. You can see many hot-air baloons in different forms and dimensions during the festivities, which are brought to heaven as offerings to heaven and to ward off bad minds.
It is very much loved by the local people because it is similar to musical events where there is a lot of noise, a lot of beers, and more. When you travel to Myanmar in November, you should experience this great experience. Kyaikhtiyo Thadingyut is the most well-known among the local people, although the Thadingyut is taking place all over Myanmar.
During the feast, folks lit a candle to receive the Lord Buddha back from heaven to teach his born-again mum before he returns to this world. Thadingyut' s natives are offering 9,000 candle and flower arrangements on the full moons Sunday.
Myanmar kids also enjoy this party because older adults give them spending cash when they go to their elders' homes to thank them. It is a traditional expression of the childlike devotion of the Myanmari. Though most of Burma's populace believe in Buddhism, there is still a significant populace that still believe in Nats.
The Taungbyone Nat is organized to celebrate these ghosts and usually takes place in July and August. You' ll see the crowd drink and dine during this vibrant event. Gadaws play and dress up in different ghosts, according to the ghost they are. The Kyaukse is about 44 km from Mandalay, and every year in October high Myanmar residents come to Kyaukse during the event to experience the bullfight.
There' usually two folks who step into the stationery elephants to perform dances. In order for the dancer to be a success, the rhythms and timings must be fully synchronized. A tribute to the Shwe Tha Lyaung Pagoda in Kyaukse. Normally this is in April and is the most beloved of the Rakhines.
You can see Rakhine dancing, fights and paddling contests during this event. Though Mrauk U is currently hard to get to (you can either take a 20-hour coach trip or a plane to Sittwe International and hire a personal vehicle for a three-hour drive), it is worthwhile to witness the astonishing bodily activity at the Shittaung Pagoda International Pagoda Fêta.
Myanmar's varied and celebrated festivities are not only festivities, they are a well-established way of bringing the Myanmar people's cultures, ideologies and ways of living closer to both overseas and locally. If you have the chance to come to Myanmar at the right moment, don't miss it.
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