Myanmar Traits

Myanmar's cool traits and activity's

Sports

The most popular sport in Myanmar is soccer and chinlon, a traditional sport where you try to keep a ball in the air without using their hands.Myanmar also enjoys kickboxing competitions.In kickboxing, fighters may use any part of their body except for their head. The matches are accompanied by a band and when the match gets more intense, the band plays faster. Kids play htote si toe, a game where there is a large rectangle drawn on the ground and more lines are drawn in the rectangle and are divided into quarters. Then 1 team stands on the outside borders of the rectangle while the other One team stands on the outside borders of the rectangle while the other team stays on the lines inside. The team inside tries to cross the outside borders and then return to the center. The team on the border lines tries to tag the other team when they try to cross the borders. This is a very popular sport in Myanmar.

Holidays

Myanmar’s holidays are based on the lunar calendar. The months on this calendar do not line up with the months on the Gregorian calendar, so the dates of Myanmar’s holidays are different each year on the Gregorian calendar. Each of the 12 lunar months has its own festival. In addition to these, Myanmar enjoy celebrations like Thingyan (a water festival) and others.

Holidays and Sports in Myanmar

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Food

Myanmar nearly always eat rice with curry for lunch and dinner. A meal usually includes soup, as well. Most dishes are flavored with many herbs and spices. If meals contain meat, it is usually fish or seafood. People also enjoy fermented vegetable preserves, chilies, and salads made of tomatoes, grapefruit, noodles, or eggplant. Mohinga is a popular fish-and-noodle soup often enjoyed for breakfast. After the meal, it is common to eat la hpet thouq (a pickled tea salad made by preserving tea leaves in salt, lime juice, and oil).

School

Children are required to attend school from ages five to nine. Students don’t pay tuition, but they may have to buy their own uniforms, books, and supplies. They may also have to pay extras fees to teachers and schools. Children whose families cannot afford these costs can receive free schooling at a monastery. All schools share a common uniform: a white shirt with green pants or a skirt. The only language allowed in public schools is Burmese. It is illegal to teach in any of Myanmar’s ethnic languages. For children who don’t speak Burmese very well (or at all), this can be a serious challenge to receiving an education. Those students who finish primary (elementary) school may go on to secondary (high) school. At age 16, after tenth grade, students take exams that determine if they can go to a university and, if so, which one. The adult literacy rate is 93%.