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Thingyan Water Festival 13-16 April 2019


13 – 16 April 2019
Before the Burmese New Year is celebrated, the three-day water festival is held. From morning to night, it is mostly young people who splash and pour water over one another, while elder people retreat into the monastery.

There are copious celebrations for three days. People travel in open top cars through the city. There are many stages along the streets, where not only traditional dances are performed. Almost everything is closed during the festival days: restaurants, businesses, markets, museums etc.

On Burmese New Year's Day, the people of Myanmar visit family and go together to the pagoda.

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