Life Style of Myanmar
Burmese people are hospitable and warm-hearted.
89% of population are Buddhists. More than 65 % of
population are living in the rural area and living
from agriculture. They have simple and ordinary
lifestyle. Farming technique has not been changed
yet in Myanmar. They still use oxen and buffalo for their farming.
Every village has one or two monasteries, pagoda as
they are Buddhists, wells for taking bath (some
families have tube well nowadays), lakes to collect the rain
water for drinking and cooking.
In the villages,
people wake up early morning and each family member
takes their daily duty of farm works.In their spare time, the people visit to their
relatives and friends. Some families host to their
friends with green tea, fermented tea salad and palm
sugar and chat together every night, what we call
“Burmese green tea talk’. It is very importance to
the elder people in the villages. As people from the
tropical weather, they are talkative. The open video
show in the late evening is entertainment for the
villagers and there is no other entertainment. But
life in the villages is very simple and out of
Most Myanmar families are big and have about
8 members generally. But in the big cities, the
family become smaller. Parents, grand parents and
children live together in the same house. Generally, the adults
don’t leave the family until they get married and
the last married person keeps live with the parents.
When both parents die, he or she shares the inheritances to
the families of his/her brothers and sisters. The tradition is
the good children are supposed to support back to
their old parents in order to show their gratitude.
And the young Burmese believe that they gain good
deed by supporting their parents who are ranked just after the triple Gems; Buddha, Dhama and Sanga (the monk).