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  1. Myanmar By: Samantha Brennen Lyndsay Gregory

  2. Location Myanmar is located between China and India. So Myanmar culture is influenced by that countries culture. There are also own style of cultures be seen in Myanmar. Post war, Post independence, from1962 to 1988, national isolation policy in Myanmar. Thus, economic is exhausted out, we can defend our culture by influrence of western culture.

  3. Kachin Manaw Festival Kachin is one of the states which has a delightful festival known as Manaw. Kachin, the hill people or the Scots of Myanmar, celebrate Manaw festival. It is one of the most popular festivals in Myanmar. The festival is usually held in January. This festival has been held for more than three decades. Manaw festivals is the celebration of the New Year, Victory in battles, reunion of the tribes etc. Everybody in town joins the spiritual dance lined up behind one another. The traditional Manaw poles are decorated in colourful Kachin motifs and are centered in the middle of the festival ground. All who came to the festival wear their best traditional costume and the main feature of the festival is dancing around the erected Manaw poles, quite similar to the totem poles of North American Indians. Manaw festival is held in Myitkyina and Putao in Kachine State.

  4. Food The staple food is rice in Myanmar. It is a kind of non-sticky rice. But in Shan State, sticky rice is eaten. All curries are called "Hin" in Myanmar. We can point out the fact that they also call rice and mashed potatoes "Hin". That curry is not spicy because it is cooked with fewer spices than Indian curry like peas and potatoes. But they use a lot of oil. The Myanmar eat various kinds of noodles. The main noodles is rice noodles Mohinga. It is usually served at social and religious functions. A striking fact is that there is no foreign food manufacturer when curries are served at functions, it is usually free of charge. This is an old tradition of Myanmar. Compare to the neighboring countries like Thailand and China, they do not eat out much.

  5. Music Music is also influenced by that of China and India. Another things are that a Myanmar king attacked and captured Ayuddaya, Thailand. And the culture of Thailand came into Myanmar. Thai music contains as parts of Myanmar music. Then the country became a colony of British Empire in 19 century. Harp

  6. People There are over one hundred ethnic groups in Myanmar and there are mainly 8 different groups.They are: Kachin, Kavah,Kavin, Chin, Mon, Rakhine, Shan, and Bamar

  7. Buddhism The main religion of Myanmar is Buddhism. Freedom of religion is practiced in Myanmar, although a majority (some 89.1%) are Buddhists in Myanmar. But Myanmar seems democratic that Buddhism is not defined as the official religion of the country, like most Islamic countries does. Faith and religion are a little hard to differentiate or divide, and they are often very much inter-related or confused. All teaching by a religion is generally considered as religious matters, while other customs and traditional beliefs not taught by a religious body is considered as faith. In addition to that, superstition often influences the faith and the lives of the Myanmar people.

  8. Myanmar Months Tagu (March - April) Kason (April - May) Nayone (May - June) Waso (June - July) Wakhaung (July - August) Tawthalin (August - September) Thadingyut (September - October) Tazaungmone (October - November) Nattaw (November - December) Pyartho (December - January) Dapodwe (January - February) Tabaung (February - March)

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