Today, we will introduce to you some of special festivals in Myamar. Enjoy your Myanmar tour and participate in these festivals will make you know more about the beautiful in this country. Such as the vast Myanmar country, the friendly Myanamer people, the hospitality. All of them is the reason why Myanmar has become a country that so many visitors want to visit.
Myanmar Traditional Music Festival
Attending this festival, visitors will learn about the unique traditional music of Myanmar. Traditional orchestras include: a set of drums (usually from 9 to 21 small drums), a set of gongs, bamboo bells, steam musical instruments, including hne – for very high sound – and flutes and cymbals. Beside music, there are traditional dances with bhuman Buddhist identity showing the complexity of the dances, but they are also solemn when the dancers do not touch each other.
Thingyan Festival (New Year’s Day)
Also known as the water splash festival, which usually takes place on New Year’s Day in Myanmar. This festival is held in every part of Myanmar by splashing water on others. It is meant to wash away the dirt that has accumulated over the past year and to welcome the New Year with the purity of the body and mind. In the past, people often prepare fragrant water (made from flowers and leaves) to throw on each other. Today, people no longer use perfume, which is usually cold water faucets.
Phaung Daw U boat race
This is the most important and popular festival in Myanmar usually took place in early October in the sense of paying homage to the Buddha. The most recognizable aspect of this festival is the colorful boats, marching from village to village in Inle Lake. In the middle of the convoy is a yellow bird-shaped barge, symbolizing the myths of Myanmar, above the barge are five small Buddha statues of Paung Daw U.
In addition, there are many other festivals in Myanmar such as the full moon festival in April, Shwedagon Pagoda Festival, Ananda Temple Festival, Kachin New Year Festival … or other traditional festivals.
Some notes for you when visiting Myanmar
When you go to a temple or go to a people’s home, you have to go barefoot. Therefore, you need to use the type of sandals, shoes and airy lightweight to use for moving or carrying.
Myanmar has two distinct rainy and sunny seasons, so things such as hat, umbrella, sunscreen, raincoat are very necessary, especially when coming to Golden Rock.
You should bring plenty of pants and not wear short skirts.
Myanmar people often eat spicy, so if you are not a person who likes to eat spicy food should be served when ordering food. It is advisable not to spicy and add vegetables when eating.
When shopping in Myanmar, besides kyat, it is best to make your money ready for easy shopping.
If you go on tour, you can choose Vimyan tour, this is the only company in Myanmar with Vietnamese guides. This is a good thing for you when not many Myanmar people speak good English.