|Travel Myanmar Destinations >> Chin State >> Tiddim
You have to cross many small villages along the way to Tiddim. It is the special bonus of your trip for having a chance to observe the typical life of Chin nationals in those villages. Under the moving and rolling clouds, Kennedy Mountain, one of the famous mountains in Chin State is standing tall. Redness of Taung Za Lat flowers completely dominated the entire mountain ranges of Chin State in cold season so that it would be called the abode of Taung Za Lat.
It is a traditional Tiddim dance in which a courageous and fearless Chin man is chooses, and he depicts his courage and fearless men in this dance to mark the chin national day.
Traditional Khua Do new year festival is held as part of their traditions and customs since ancient times and to date. It is the seasonal festival of Chin nationals held annually without discrimination of any religion, class or creed. The whole village participates in harmony as the greatest, merriest and the most significant festival. Holding of Khua Do festival is a grand affair marking the success of farming and also wishing the villagers to be in good health, wealth and free from diseases. This communal occasion of songs, dances and music is also aimed at maintaining good climate and thriving of crops in the year ahead and eternal peace and tranquility of the State. During the period of the festival, there is a custom to take the beehive from the forest at night and when they returned to the festival grounds, with the systematic movement of holding the torches, the village elders welcome them with traditional liquor and interpret the omen for coming year according to the fullness or otherwise of the honey-comb. Then, dance depicting togetherness follows. see photos of Tiddim, Chin State
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