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Kachin Manaw Festival, Myanmar

Posted by: Jackie Nguyen on 2015-02-02 00:45:43

The Kachin people are a group of ethnic groups who largely inhabit the Kachin Hills in northern Burma’s Kachin State and neighbouring areas of China and India. More than half of the Kachin people identify themselves as Christians – while a significant minority follow Buddhism and some also adhere to animism. Kachin state is also known as the land of jades and gold.

Kachin Manaw Festival – Myanmar

There are seven states and seven divisions in Myanmar 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. Normally, the festival is usually held in January.

This festival has been held for more than three decades and Manaw festivals is the celebration of the New Year, bring a meaning that is victory in battles or reunion of the tribes etc… Everybody joins the spiritual dance lined up behind one another, the traditional Manaw poles are decorated in colorful 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 Kachin State.

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