Water Festival in Yangon. Myanmar - Thomas L. Kelly

Water Festival in Myanmar.

Food Stall at Water Festival celebration in Yangon.
Businessmen sponsor roadside water-stand across the city and all the people related entitled to it use it to spray water to celebrate the New year.
Concerts by famous celebrity singers.
Hindus and Buddhist both celebrate this festival together merrily.
New Year's celebrations that take place in Southeast Asian countries such as Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand as well as Yunnan, China. Traditionally people gently sprinkled water on one another as a sign of respect, but as the new year falls during the hottest month in South East Asia, many people end up dousing strangers and passersby in vehicles in boisterous celebration. The act of pouring water is also a show of blessings and good wishes. It is believed that on this Water Festival, everything old must be thrown away, or it will bring the owner bad luck.
The Burmese New Year, Thingyan, is announced by the traditional calendar of Myanmar Team and normally falls around 13 April.

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