Kachin Manaw Festival (January)
The Kachin, or Jinghpaw, as commonly known in their language is one of the largest national races of Myanmar. The Kachin are predominantly Christian and the animist ceremonies of their ancestors are now celebrated as part of upholding their culture heritage. They celebrate the Kachin New Year, a good harvest or the unity of the different tribes and clans gathering at the Manaw Festival to feast and dance together. It is a gentle and slow group dance without touching even at the fingertips. This festival is celebrated every year in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin State (estimate) from 9th January to 10th January in front of their traditional and symbol, singing with string musical instruments and buffalo harms dancing with their national dresses and also enjoy with Kaung yay fermented from sticky rice.
Date : January
Venue Kachin State
Details : Traditional Kachin ethnic New Year Festival. Duration 2 day.
(Fri) By Flight from Yangon to Myitkyina, transfer to hotel and visist in and around Myitkyina. Overnight in Myitkyina. Pansun Hotel ( *** ) s1uperior room in Myitkyina. (Breakfast)
(Sat) Enjoy Manaw Festival in Myitkyina. Overnight in Myitkyina. (Breakfast)
(Sun) Fly back from Myitkyina to Yangon. Transfer and Overnight in Yangon. Traders Hotel ( ***** ) deluxe room, in Yangon. (Breakfast) Flight schedule : Yangon-Myitkyina-Yangon (Every Tue, Thur, Fri)
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