Tag: Chin custom

Chin National Day 2007

Chin National Day 2007 was held at U Wumthu Maung Stadium in Hakha, Chin State, on 20th of February, 2007. The origin of Chin National Day or Chin State Day dated back to 1948. On 20 February 1948, a people’s…

Ancient Chin Traditional Ceremony

The above is the video I took during my visit to Hakha in 2007 February. This is one of the ancient Chin traditional ceremony. The ceremonary is to honour the lady who was selected by the local prince as a…

Memorial stones from Chin Hills

If you travel in Chin Hills, you will see many stone slabs erected on the side of the road. They are all written in Chin language so you won’t know what the meaning is. They are actually the memorial stones…

Payae (Payel) Facial Tattoo

People in Chin Hills used to have the custom of tattooing (Payae) the face of the women. Nobody is really sure how the custom became established, but a legend was that hundreds of years ago, Burmese kings and nobles used…