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The hill-tribe(Palaung) are supposed to be descended from the dragons family.
They considered themselves as borns from the egg of the dragon.And they say like the
dragon egg is hatched open by the heat of the sun. So they presume the sun as their
natural father and the dragon as the mother.There are mainly twelve different type of
Palaung ethnics wearing twelve different sorts of costumes.The dressess became varied
from the point of seeing their mother dragon in different time.
Palung (Rujain ) hanging out roasting tea on fire to be black tea
Palung (Rukwanhei) in costume picking tea leaves
Weaving their own costumes
the woman in complete Palung(Rukahi)dress
Lisu -tribal woman who came down from
The palaung people who reside in the mountians normally live on growing tea. And most often
they cultivate tea for all the people in Myanmar.So everywhere in their land is full of vast green tea
fields.They produce three types of different tea something like green tea, black tea and pickled
tea. The pickled tea is normally used for making tea salad. you know , Myanmar is the only
country in the world eating tea by making it salad.Most often the people drink tea rather than eating.
By the way, i also have the family background of this Palaung hill-tirbe, because
of my mom and my grandmother.They are both from this tribe.So i speak the dialect of these
people for communication on my trips,but not speaking so fluently.
The special events from the trips that i offer
---The hill tribes often celebrate their splendid New year festival normally in Janauary.
but the date of the festival is different in different years, but always set up within
the days of January.
---July, August, September are renowned as the months of buddhists all around Myanmar.
And it is supposed to be said as (months of Waso)in Burmese terms.The minorities
casually organize their cooperated donation festivals on every full-moon and black-moon
days of these three months.But each times is in different village.No one in Myanmar is
is religiously allowed to get married in these three months,especially for buddhists.
And the rest of the people who believe in differnt religion is not a problem.
----Except in (July, August,September), you normally have a chance to encounter traditonal
hill-tribe's wedding -reception, which totally differ from other receptons.
----Traditonal hill-tribe funeral ceremonies are also something you should not miss to
realize how their ritauls are.
----Noviation festivals which are the time that people start shaving their heads and adorning
buddhist robes in turn of becoming the monks.So it is like a ceremony which is quite
tempting to see it.But not in (July. August, September).
----The funeral ceremonies of the monks are also really great to see it.Because when the
abbot or a monk of a village monastery passess away, they preserve the body of the
monk for about two or three weeks ,or sometimes a month.And after that,they start
making a huge festival of cremating the monk's body.
a traditional novitiation festival
carrying the kids,who will be the novices, on their shoulders
people drumming at the Palaung festival
including the women are participating in playing cymbals and gongs
but some enjoy watching it playing and dancing
posing for a photo
These are the baskets whrere they pickle tea leaves
And they also pickle tea in the ground
chilly evening in the village kitchen