Thingyan Festival or Myanmar New Year Water Festival

This festival is known as Myanmar’s Traditional New Year Festival or the Water Festival. Every Myanmar citizen is happy on this day and month. There are twelve months in Myanmar calendar too. The first month of each year in Myanmar Burma is calculated from April and the last one is March. According to Myanmar calendar, New Year Day falls on every second week of April. There’s a tradition in Myanmar-Burma to celebrate the water festival all over the country for 3 days before New Year day by throwing water on each other.

According to the proofs and references, this sort of water festival has been celebrated in Myanmar since 500 years ago. In Myanmar this festival is called ‘Thingyan’

means “moving from one year to another”. It is quite puzzling why people throw water on one another during Thingyan Festival in Myanmar-Burma.


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