Myanmar TraditionalTraditional Myanmar
"Mingalarbar" is a welcome address in Myanmar that only became widespread after the regaining of the country's independenc... Earlier the common greetings were "Kyan gan thar loo mear yet lar" or "Mar barb yet lar" or rather informal "Nay caung lar", which in English means "How are you?" or "How do you do", to which one answers in the same way without going into a long history of one's own state of mind.
It' almost the same for the Myanmar equivalence, but if someone should take you verbatim to give a positive answer, it is also tolerable. Then the second individual can ask the same questions as a polite one. However, today "Mingalarbar" is the most popular way of welcoming students and is often used by students to welcome their schoolteachers.
It' more easily said and easy to memorize than the ponderous "Nay Kung Barb lar" for those who don't know Myanmar but want to use a Myanmar smile. It is still unclear (at least to me!) how this welcoming speech came about, but it is indeed a very appropriate term, because the term "Mingalar" has a great deal of significance in Myanmar culture in addition to its faith.
Myanmar's riots in the first ten years of the twenty-first century were closely followed by reporters of abuses of human freedoms; Myanmar's claim of allegedly enslavement, conspiracy and drugs trade gave it the doubtful name of Southeast Asia Colombia. In spite of this dispute, there was never greater reverence for the traditions in this old country.
Myanmar's inhabitants attach great importance to the folk tunes, customs and beliefs of their forebears and find tranquillity and consolation in ancient tradition. Myanmar's Mon tribe is regarded as the founding fathers of Myanmar's civilisation. The marriage to Siamese, Myanmar and other countries led to a hybride community governed by monarchs and deserters over the years.
Myth and superstition ruled Myanmar's way of living despite the conquest by the notorious Kublai Khan, neighbouring peoples and the British Empire. Myanmar's name may have evolved over the years, but many of the country's religions and cultures have stayed the same for millennia. The Myanmar bride and bridegroom are decorated with treasures; her bridegroom wears a "gaung baung" headgear, a "taung shirt longyi" coat and satin shoes for a traditional wedding ceremonies, during which the bride and bridegroom receives flower garland.
Most of Myanmar's people practise Buddhism. Putting children at the Lord Buddha's command is the most important old rite that a mother or father can do. Mud and wooden dolls are the best Myanmar has to hand in traditional crafts. Craftsmen have for hundreds of years formed dolls into prince, tiger, clown, elephant and other traditional symbol.
Fanfolded Buddhistic writing is another type of sacral arts made by Myanmar handicrafts. In the traditional mating season, Myanmar women are following a centuries-old custom by giving a crate of betels to the man she is hoping to wed. Visiting Myanmar all year round and finding celebrations in the schedule.