Myanmar has widely known as the country of Buddhism and its culture has strongly influenced by it. However it has said that the religion called “Nat” has existed even earlier than Buddhism. There are other religions such as Christian, Muslims and Hindus peacefully co-existed in Myanmar with approximately 135 different tribes. This is believed to be one of the reasons for the country’s continued diversity with exclusive traits and spiritual culture.
There are many festivals all year around. During April 13-16 every year, the most famous festival called “Thingyan Water Festibal” is held and enjoyed by many local people and tourists.
The entertainment such as “Pwe” (show and performance) including popular street- level culture, slapstick comedy, dance, ensemble singing or giant puppets are greatly enjoyed and treasured by many. Especially “Marionettes” (Puppets of Myanmar) is world famous implying the inner expressions of people of Myanmar.