There are over 135 ethnic groups in Myanmar by official count. The Bamar or Burmese are the majority group, comprising about 65% of the population. The other main groups are Shan, Kachin (Jinghpaw), Chin, Kaya, Kayin, Mon and Rakhine. In each, there are sub-groups speaking different languages, and most of them live in remote mountainous regions. They live within their own cultures with deep reverence towards their traditions. It means that in their regions the celebrations and feasts they hold are not staged shows for tourists but their usual cultural activities. Visitors are welcomed at most of these festive events, but they are not held as tourist attractions per se.