Festivals & Events 01 - Ma Naw Festival (Kachin State)
Manaw is the colorful festival of the Kachin people who live in Northern Myanmar and the festival annually held in January. Manaw festival means reunion ceremony and traditionally Manaw was a Nat Festival, honoring guardian spirits, and the Padian Nat is believed to be the protector of Kachin. On the other hand, it is a show of gratitude to ancestral spirits and all participants pray for a bright future. There are many versions of Manaw: a version to celebrate the New Year, other versions to celebrate victory in battle, housewarming, and so on. In earlier times, it was a festival for the Duwars, or tribal chieftains, but now it is the victory festival for all of Kachin State. Manaw festival (The New Year Festivals) are celebrated in Myitklyina with dancing around the erected Manaw poles, quite similar to the totem poles of North American Indians.
Please have a great opportunity to enjoy this fantastic Manaw
We highly recommend to combine this festival with other destination upon your choose.
[The festival held on between 8 -11 January and for your detail information & current situation, kindly contact to Taste of Myanmar Travels & Tours]
Arrive at Yangon International Airport. Welcome by our guide & transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, visit to Botataung Pagoda – combination of stupa & temple type, Chaukhtatgyi – a huge Reclining Buddha Image.
Finally, visit Shwedagon Pagoda- its golden stupa is the 'heart ' of Myanmar over 2,500 years old. Overnight in Yangon.
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Myitkinar. Transfer and check in at the hotel. Afternoon, excursion to Myitson – 45 km away from Myikyinar and it is original of Ayeyarwaddy River. It’s originate from the confluence of Malihka & Manka Rivers. Enjoy boat trip along Myitson. Drive back to Myitkyinar and on the way back visit Karain Naw Bridge. Overnight at Myitkyinar.
Morning breakfast at the hotel. Visit beautiful local market. Hsu Taung Pye Zedidaw – gilded pagoda which is situated on the banks of Ayeyarwady River, Andawshin Paya – silver plated zedi. Afternoon, you may enjoy the preparation of Manaw festival. Overnight at Myitkyinar.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Manaw New Year festival and night market. Overnight at Myitkyinar.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for the flight to Mandalay or other destination.