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Thingyan Festival's last day (Myanmar: A -Tet nae) is New Year's Eve in Myanmar. Burma's famous water festival brings the New Year!
Thingyane and New Year
I would like to extend my sincere greetings and desires on the Thingyan and New Year's Day on President Obama's and the US people's behalf. Do not hesitate to contact me. The Thingyan is a season to commemorate a new year. During the New Year and in the coming years, we look forward to support the Myanmar people's endeavours for a more peaceful, wealthy and balanced outlook.
Last year saw historical changes in Myanmar, such as the investiture of President U Htin Kyaw on 30 March, a climax of the first ever triumphant and tranquil handover of powers to a democratic administration in more than 50 years. and the Myanmar authorities, who have worked and made sacrifices over many years to help the current process of democracy.
While Myanmar is celebrating this event, the United States warmly greets you and wish you a Happy New Year.
Thinkyan: A Burmese New Year's Eve Guidebook
As Burma's New Year approaches, we thought it would be a good moment to tell a little bit about the story of Burma's greatest feast - and let you know what to look forward to when you are surprised by the celebrations! Thingyan is the new year' s party in Burma and represents the change of direction of the tan from fish to ram.
Contrary to the New Year in Vietnam and China, where the New Year is built on a pure moon calender, Buddhist lands like Burma are celebrating a new year using a moon calender ( "lunar months" and "solar years" for the months) - which means that the festivities take place every year in mid-April.
Today, the Burmese Thursday festivities are set on the Burmese agenda and take place every year from April 13-16. Through India, Tingyan came to Burma, where it was created as a Hindu dance-fest. The Burmese believe during the three-day celebration that the Nat Emperor (Thagyamin, who identifies with the Buddhist Buddhist Lord Sakra and the Hindu god Indra) will descend from the spiritual kingdom to the ground and fulfill the good and evil acts of humanity in the past year.
The Burmese are the ghosts of Burma's tribal religions, and although Burma has been a predominantly buddhistic land for many hundreds of years, a large part of the Burmese still practice nature veneration alongside Buddhism. Thingyan Eve is the first one. However, by the end of the night, the celebrations have seriously started - with singing and dancing as well as dancing carts making the group.
Females are wearing thanakas on their faces and wearing padauks in their fur, while men are singing what is referred to as gyats - in which they criticize everything and make a joke of everything that is currently going against them. It is one of the few occasions that eyes are closed to criticisms of the Burmese regime, bribery and general social grievances.
Thagyamin comes to the city the next Sunday after Theingyan Eve, named a-kya no. In the mornings a gun is launched on which the humans come from their homes to offer plants and foliage in front of their door and to pray to sprinkle it. Today it is on a-kya no that Burmese participate in the most popular thine gyan ritual - throwing burdens and burdens of pure waters on each other.
Everyone except a monk or expectant mother is regarded as a play in fairness, as buckets of ice (sometimes icy!) are tossed into the street in Burma. There are no exceptions for non-nationals, so you can get quite soaked during the course of the film! Although the primary aim of these few day's is to have a little enjoyment, the act of watering symbolizes the washing-up of sin in anticipation of the New Year.
According to a-kya neei, New Year's is when Burmese visiting their elderly relations to carry out a ceremonial comb. The Burmese nation can make New Year's decisions and do good things (e.g. provide especially delicious meals for monks) to collect credit. The Shinbyu is the Buddhist celebration in which a young Burmese youth comes to a sanctuary for a brief moment as a Novitiate friar.
Although there are few young left to become full friars, almost every Burmese young person will enter a convent for at least this brief period between the age of seven and twentieth.