Traditional Kachin Manaw Festival to celebrate the New Year. All the Kachin clans willl congregate at Myitkyina to celebrate this event. Kachin, the hill people of Myanmar. There are different Kachin tribes like Kharku, Thaisan, Lacheik, Rawang, Thaikhamt and Lisu but all tribes celebrate Manaw festival. Manaw festival means reunion ceremony. It is a show of gratitude to ancestral spirits and all participants pray for a bright future. All Kachin tribes come to the festival with their best traditional costume. The New Year Festivals are celebrated with dancing around the erected Manaw poles, quite similar to the totem poles of North American Indians.. Manaw festival is held in Myitkyina and Putao in Kachine State.