Myanmar Thingyan Festival

The Myanmar Thingyan Festival

Thingyan Water Festival in downtown Yangon. The New Year in Yangon, Myanmar's capital. This water festival, called Thingyan in Burmese, resembles similar festivals in neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, but with even more zeal. At the end of the hot and dry season, the Thingyan Water Festival is one of the most popular and largest festivals in Myanmar. The Thingyan Water Festival starts in Myanmar.

The Thingyan Water Festival in Burma | Myanmar

The Thingyan is the Burmese New Year Water Festival and usually takes place in mid-April. This is a tradition that is held over a four to five-day time frame and culminates in the New Year. The Thingyan Festival used to be based on the Myanmar tradition of the lunisolary festival, but now has a permanent Rome schedule (April 13-16) - it often comes at the same time as Easter.

This festival is considered the most important festival in Myanmar and is part of the end of the academic year vacation. Pouring or pouring over each other any kind of vessels or equipment that supply the festival is the characteristic of this festival and can take place during the first four workdays.

The Thingyan Festival is similar to other New Year festivals in the Buddhist areas of Southeast Asia such as Laos New Year, Cambodian New Year and Songkrann Thailand.

Myanmars Thingyan (Waterproof)

The Thingyan is a feast in Myanmar. Burma is witnessing the annual four-day celebrations of Thingyan, which will end in the New Year. Thingyan is not the same every year as it is dependent on the Burmese lunisolary schedule and other amazing happenings. The Thingyan is also known as a water festival.

Thingyan is not celebrated in Myanmar, but by the Indian Hindus, who emigrated to Burma in old Burma and ministered at the royal court of the then empires, where they have important positions that enable them to gradually bring their indigenous culture into the life of the population.

However, the traditions have changed from generations to generations and form a truly special festival that shows the country's singular cultural and traditional heritage. Thingyan' s oldest documented story dates back to the thirteenth cent. Historic reports say that Nara Thiha Pathae (King of Bagan) had ordered the King's Queens to cast waters on one of his women who adhered to the then-called folk traditions during the Thingyan celebrations.

Given the fact that the ceremony was new, few knew that watering each other was part of the ceremony, the woman who felt humbled was planning to murder the Emperor. Besides the normal tossing of waters, humans attend their mothers during the Thingyan. Mostly, they return to their old towns to see their older guests and stay there for the remainder of the festival.

Thingyan is usually the hotter seasons in Myanmar; it is when smaller ponds are drying out because of the warmth of the Sun. For this reason, it has become a long standing practice to save the fish in this area and transfer them to bigger ponds. It' also during this period when Buddhists observe the Theravada Buddhist traditions, where they briefly stay with the Buddhist friars and are taught the Buddha's teaching.

Part of the meal at this period is the âmont loon yeibawâ paddy ball stuffed with handicrafts. It' boiled by placing the scoops of raisins in a bowl of boiled liquid and taking them out of the bowl when they eventually appear.

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