Life Style In Myanmar
Myanmar stands for different 135 ethnic groups living
together in Myanmar. They do have their own dialects and
Majority of people do believe in Buddhism. So, they
follow Buddha's teaching and practise Buddhist Culture.
Their ways of life is so simple that they can earn their
In fact, Myanmar Custom and tradition based on Buddhist
Rural people are mostly farmers. They simply earn their
livelihood by farming. Since Myanmar is an agro-based
country they live in vast amount or area of rural
places. According to harvesting period, they celebrate
festivals and do the Buddhist rituals. They wear Myanmar
costumes and live in wooden or bamboo houses.
Rural people visit some interesting places and famous
pagoda when they have free time. Normally they do make
pilgrimage trips to famous pagodas in Myanmar. They are
frank, simple and honest. They enjoy Myanma Theatrical
Urban people are merchants, company employees and
government employees. A few urban people work in
factories. They live in semi-modern typical wooden
houses. They enjoy entertainment with friends and
relatives. They go outings with friends and relatives.
They wear fashionable dresses as they live. They spend
money on leisure and pleasure apart from their
livelihood. They pursue further Education for their
future prospects. They are hardworking. When they are on
holidays, they visit famous pagodas inside Myanmar. City
people live in blocks of flat or apartment. Mostly are
Myanmar man wears longgyi (Sarong) and shirt. the
style of wearing longgyi is different from that of
Indian doti. Myanmar man's shirt has got long-sleeved
andlow stiff colloar. Over the shirt, he wears Myanmar
style jacket or over coat which is similar to normal
jacket but no collar. This style is complete Myanmar
man's national dress. However, casual dress is made up
of longgyi and shirt or T-shirt. These days Myanmar
young man or old man wears trousers with T-shirt or
sport-shirt as he fancies.
Myanmar woman wears Tha-bi and long sleeved blouse. Tha-bi
is just like Maxi-skirt. The style of wearing is
different. Under the blouse, she wears bodices or
brassier. She also wears long shawl over her shoulders.
This style is complete Myanmar woman's national dress.
These days Myanmar women wear mini-skirt, trousers,
jeans and tight skirt.
Myanmar is a country with different ethnic groups known
as Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Bhama, Rakhine and
Shan. They do have their own national costumes.
Myanmar Staple Food (Rice)
Myanmar eat rice as their staple food. Myanmar
curries are mainly cooked with oil and spices. They eat
fish paste everyday. Fresh water fish are their
favourite meals. Very few Myanmar like to eat sea food