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  elephant dance

 

Myanmar

In Myanmar, especially from the full moon of October to that of November, i.e. near the end of the rainy season, street dances with fake animals, such as elephants, known as Kyaukse Sain Pwe, horses (fig.) and buffaloes (fig.), are used to collect monetary gifts for Buddhist religious purposes, by going from home to home.

See also TRAVELS.