Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia. There are many indigenous cultures in Myanmar with Buddhism being the dominant religion along with Nat worship. Nat worship involves elaborate rituals and ceremonies pacifying one of 37 Nats or spirits that represent a place (natural or man-made), a person, or an experience. Celebrating important dates are also important to the people of Myanmar. There is a festival celebrated every month of the year, including cultural, religious, and nation-wide activities. This particular almanac is a harvest calendar and dates to the early 1900s. A priest or spiritual leader possibly used this almanac to predict favorable plant and/or harvest times for crops based on celestial (moon and sun) patterns.
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Burma - social life and customs
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