Archive for 'Myanmar Culture'

Hpaung Daw Oo or Phaung Daw Oo Festival

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda Festival

Hpaung Daw Oo or Phaung Daw Oo is pagoda houses five small Buddha images, which are much revered by the lake-dwellers, located on Inle Lake in Shan State. Annually, during the Burmese month of Thadingyut (from September to October), an 18-day festival is held, during which four of the Buddha images are placed on a replica of a royal […]

Myanmar Thanaka and Myanmar Girls

Myanmar Thanaka and Myanmar Girls – Thanaka is a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground bark. It is a distinctive feature of Myanmar seen commonly applied to the face and sometimes the arms of women and girls. The remarkably smooth skin of Burmese women is one of these traditions.  The Thanaka tree, also called Elephant […]

Inle Morning View

Shan Culture and Photos

Shan Culture and Photos – Shan are ethnically and linguistically members of Tai ethnic group (Siamese branch of Indochinese people) to which Thais and the Laotians also belong to. It was suggested that the term Shan may come from Siam, the root of Syam and Assam. Referring to their skin colour, neighbours called Tai people […]

Myanmar Kickboxing Myanmar Lethwei

Myanmar Kickboxing: Myanma Lethwei

Myanmar Kickboxing or Myanmar Lethwei is a form of kickboxing which originated in Myanmar. Lethwei is in many ways similar to its siblings from neighboring South-East Asian countries such as Tomoi from Malaysia, Pradal Serey from Cambodia, Muay Lao from Laos and Muay Thai from Thailand. Myanmar Lethwei was based on a combination of boxing arts […]

Myanmar Traditional Wedding

Myanmar Traditional Wedding – A couple, a boy and a girl come of age and, love one another and want to marry or arrange by parents, a wedding ceremony will be performed for them where their parents, relatives, honorable guests and friends are invited, so that they will be recognized as a newly married couple. […]

Myanmar Puppets – Quality of Myanmar Arts

Among the puppets Myanmar Puppets are unique and high quality puppets. The Myanmar puppets are distinctive in dress, style and the intricacy of manipulating them. The dolls usually have 20 strings, but some have as many as 60, giving the puppeteers room to emulate uncanny dance movements. Basic characters were primarily counted as 18 characters […]

Shwe Set Taw Pagoda Festival

Shwe Set Taw pagoda is one of the most respected pagodas, situated in Legaing town, Pwintphyu township, Minbu district,  and its Festival is one of the most unique pagoda festivals in Myanmar. The Shwe Set Taw Pagoda Festival begins on February  (5th waxing day of the Myanmar month of Tabodwe), lasts for nearly 3 months, and […]

Myanmar Hta Ma Nae, Myanmar Cultural Festival

Myanmar Htamane: Sticky Rice Festival

Htamane (ထ မ နဲ ပြဲ) festival or Sticky Rice Festival is one big traditional festival in Myanmar which held between February and March, throughout the whole country. The concept of Htamane festival is to offer new harvest food to the pagodas and monks, and to friends and neighbors, to gain merit. Recipes of Htamane (ထ မ […]

Shwedagon 2600th Anniversary Celebration

Thousands of people have gathered to Yangon’s famous Shwedagon Pagoda to witness the return of an annual festival, 2600th anniversary celebration. Gongs chimed as the diamond-studded monument on Wednesday marked what is being billed as the 2,600-year anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightenment and the temple itself, which according to legend houses eight strands of Buddha’s […]

Myanmar’s Old Days

Myanmar’s Old Days

Of the modern Burmese, the Mon people are thought to have migrated into the lower Irrawaddy valley around 1500 BC and, by the mid-10th century BC, they were dominant in southern Burma. The Tibeto-Burman speaking Pyu arrived later in the 1st century BC, and established several city states – of which Sri Ksetra (modern Pyay) […]

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