Kachin Manaw Festival

Kachin Manaw Festival

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Kachin Manaw Festival

Kachin Manaw Festival

Manaw is a typical Kachin national festival in Kachin State, the northernmost region of Myanmar. The Kachin is a major ethnic group in Myanmar belong to Tibeto-Burman tribe. Frankness, friendliness, hospitality and geneoristy are some of the characteristics of the Kachins. Manaw is the most remarkable event as well as a unique holy tradition in Kachin State. Manaw festival to celebrate the NewYear is the one you should not miss. It is held in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State on/around 10th January every year and it's only for one day.

Every adult can participate the Manaw and you are no exception, of course! Dancing with the rhythmic beat of the ceremonial gong, dressing in their colourful ceremonial attire, moving anti-clockwise in a big circle to the beat of the gong, waving ceremonial sword by men and handkerchief by women, your transient experience with Manaw will remain with you for a long long time to come. Come and have a glimpse of the Manaw and the Kachins! Below is the sample itinerary.

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