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Union of Myanmar, is the largest country by geographical area in mainland Southeast Asia, or Indochina. The country is bordered by the People's Republic of China on the northeast, Laos on the east, Thailand on the southeast, Bangladesh on the west, India on the northwest, and the Bay of Bengal to the southwest with the Andaman Sea defining its southern periphery. One-third of Burma's total perimeter, 1,930 kilometres , forms an uninterrupted coastline. The country's culture, heavily influenced by neighbours, is based on Theravada Buddhism intertwined with local elements. Burma's diverse population has played a major role in defining its politics, history and demographics in modern times, and the country continues to struggle to mend its ethnic tensions. The military has dominated government since General Ne Win led a coup in 1962 that toppled the civilian government of U Nu. Burma remains under the tight control of the military-led State Peace and Development Council.

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Ceremonies of Myanmar A Different Style of Celebrate - Yangon
Ceremonies of Myanmar A Different Style of Celebrate Births, engagements, and marriages are considered to be auspicious occasions or tha ye while sickness and death fall into nga ye or sad occasions. When a woman has given birth, it is usual for her friends and colleagues to give gifts such as feeding bottles and clothes. Gifts should never be given before the baby's birth as some women are superstitious that this will bring misfortune to the baby. When the baby is 100 days old, a name-giving ceremony is usually held. Monks will be invited to chant prayers and bless the baby and in turn meals will be offered to all participants. Some couples who are getting engaged may throw a party for their families and friends .Guests of honour at such parties are couples who have...

Naga Festival in Myanmar - Naga
Naga Festival in Myanmar Myanmar is a land of diverse ethnicity. High on the mountains of North West Myanmar are a proud group of people known to the world as Naga, one of the 135 different ethnic groups that live on Myanmar territory. Steep slopes and even deeper ravines mark the land as blue hazy mountains retreat towards the horizon. A cold wind blows out of the North during the winter months and summers are not hot in the Naga Hills. The streams, fed by monsoon rains, leap over huge boulders or hiss quietly beside quaint villages. The climate maybe harsh but for the Naga the bright lights of the city has no appeal. They would rather live a life close to nature. They are hunters first of all. A Naga legend tells that Man is born at th...

Dos and Donts in Myanmar during Visit - Yangon
Dos and Donts in Myanmar during Visit Typical Character Friendly, helpful, honest, but proud. Treat everyone with respect and you will be respected. Speaking When addressing people, don't leave out U (which stands for Mr) or Daw (which stands for Ms/Mrs). Speak slowly and clearly. Manners Not always necessary to shake hands. Do not hug or kiss in public. Do not touch any adult on the head. Do not step over any part of a person, as it is considered rude. Accept or give things with your right hand. In Myanmar, unlike the Indian continent, nodding means YES, and shaking head means NO. Eating For hygiene reasons, eat only in decent restaurants. When not available, always eat heated food. Do not eat food purchased from street v...

Religious Beliefs of Myanmar - Yangon
Religious Beliefs of Myanmar Most Myanmar are Buddhist of the Theravada stream. Central to their religious beliefs is karma, the concept that good begets good and evil begets evils. Another belief is tat all living things go through reincarnation. If a person has committed sins, (he or she) will be reincarnated into a lower level being such as an animal or suffer in Hell; on the other hand, if he has done good deeds, he will be elevated to a higher level of existence to the world of devas. The ultimate aim in life according to Buddhist belief is to escape the cycle of rebirth and reach Nirvana. Meritorious deeds that will help a person to achieve Nirvana include giving donations ( especially to monks) and abiding by the Five Precepts and pract...