Although court culture has been extinguished, popular street-level culture is vibrant and thriving. Drama is the mainstay of this culture, and just about any celebration is a good excuse for a pwe (show). Performances may recount Buddhist legends, or be more light-hearted entertainments involving slapstick comedy, dance, ensemble singing or giant puppets. Myanmar music is an integral part of a pwe; it originates from Thai and emphasises rhythm and melody. Instruments are predominantly percussive and include drums, boat-shaped harps, gongs and bamboo flutes. Over 85% of the Myanmar population is Theravada Buddhist. In the Rakhine region, towards Bangladesh, there are many Muslims. Christian missionaries have had some success among hill tribes but many remain staunch animists.The toys of Myanmar are not only for the children but also famous in the world, known as the Marionettes (or) Puppets of Myanmar. Its a combination of Myanmar Art and Culture, together to show the inner expressions of the Myanmar people. Myanmar also have festivals all around the year, at least one in each month of the year. The most famous festival of Myanmar is the Thingyan Water Festival, which is held from 13 April to 16 April every year.
Religion & Beliefs
Buddhism, Pagoda, History of Buddhism, Shin Pyu, Phone Gyi Pyan, Meditation, Benevolent Prince, Man Lion, Worshipping of Nats, Superstition, Mythical Creatures, 28 Buddhas, Buddha Mudras
Myanma Mohinga, Shwedaung Noodle, Coconut Noodle, Butter Rice, Coconut Rice, Steamed Prawn Curry, Roasted Rice Powder with Fish, Banana Pudding, Moun Bine Daunt, Mont Kalar Mei, Bamboo-tube Sticky Rice, Shan Khaw Poat, Mann Mayway, Pathein Halawah, Mango Jam, Toddy Cake, Pineapple Salad, Cucumber Salad, Squid Salad, Rice Balls.
Kachin Manaw Festival, Htamane (Sticky Rice) Festival,Shwedagon Pagoda Festival, Mann Shwe Settaw Pagoda Festival, Kason Watering Festival, Thadingyut Lighting Festival, Matho Thingan (Yellow Robe) Weaving Festival, Ananda Pagoda Festival, Maha Myat Muni Pagoda Festival, Salone Festival, Kakku Pagoda Festival, Shwe UMin Pagoda Festival, Thingyan Water Festival, Thanakha Grinding Festival, Taungpyone Nat (Pwe) Festival, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival, Elephant Dance Festival, Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda Festival, Hot Air Balloon Festival, Naga New Year Festival, Shwesayan Pagoda Festival.
National Museum, Bagan Museum, Mrauk U Museum,
The Equestrian Festival, The Traditional Regatta Festival, Cultural Spree, Rakhine Buddhist Festival, The Elegant Lotus Robe
Myanmar Astrology, Horoscope for everyone
Made in Myanmar
Myanmar Toys, Myanmar Fan, Myanmar Shampoo, Myanmar Chess, Myanmar Candy, Myanmar Umbrella, Myanma Thanakha, Myanma Latphet, Myanma Green Tea, Myanma Betel, Myanmar Wine
Loke Arr Pay, Dos and Donts
The Oldest Modern Rail Bridge, The Findings of the Bagan Palace, Superlatives of Myanmar, The Firsts in Myanmar
Myanma Chinlon, Myanmar Kickboxing
Flora & Fauna
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As in the rest of tropical Asia, most indigenous vegetation in Myanmar is associated with two basic types of tropical forest: monsoon forest (with a distinctive dry season of three months or more) and rainforest (where rain falls more than nine months per year).
When a boy and a girl come of age and, love one another and will want to marry and live happy ever after, a wedding ceremony will be performed for them where their parents, relatives, honourable guests and friends are invited, so that they will be recognized as a newly married couple. This wedding ceremony we present, celebrated according to Myanmar Traditions and computable to the modern age.
A national sport is a sport or game that is considered to be a popularly intrinsic part of the culture or is the most popular sport of a country or nation. A long time ago, Myanmar's national sports included Thaing (the martial arts of Myanmar) and Chinlon (the playing of a rattan ball in group). The characteristics of National Sports share the following rules.
The first step in creating this vineyard started during 1998. The first 3,000 vines were imported from Europe and were planted in the capital of the Kayah States, Loikaw.
Thanakha - botanical term (Limonia Acidissma Linn ) is essential as well as a favorite cosmetic which comes in the form of a yellow paste applied to the face and goes under the name of Thanakha. Hence, this has developed into a topic of lively comment in the Myanmar Media.
The umbrella industry of Pathein, the capital of the Ayeyarwaddy Division of Myanmar's delta region, is well known worldwide. This cottage industry was established in Pathein over a hundred years ago.
The first umbrellas were made of paper, but through experience, the makers became innovative and began to produce umbrellas with canopies of cottons, silk and satin with attractive floral designs.
These newly fashioned umbrellas gained popularity with the ladies and sales expanded to the whole country. The umbrella attracts foreigners to buy as souvenirs or for interior decoration on walls and for use as unique lampshades.
The Myanmar term Chinlon refers to games in which a woven rattan ball about 12 cm in diameter is kicked around. It also refers to the ball itself, which resembles the takraw of Thailand and Malaysia. Informally any number of players can form a circle and keep the Chinlon airborne by kicking it soccer-style from player to player; a lack of scoring makes it a favourite pastime with Myanmar of all ages.