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Happy Maha Thingyan (Water Festival) Holidays

  • Author:Jane Tan
  • Source:www.mvteamcctv.com
  • Release on :2016-04-14
In 2016,from April 11th to April 20th is a long holidays for people in Myanmar, is main for the New Year and Water splashing Festival at Myanmar. MVTEAM wish all people in Myanmar Happy New Year and all blessings of a beautiful New Year season.

Thingyan, Myanmar Water Splashing Festival, takes place toward the end of the hot, dry season and ushers in the Myanmar New Year. Maha Thingyan is one of the largest and most widely celebrated holidays in Myanmar. Commonly referred to as the Water Festival, Maha Thingyan allows people to celebrate the Burmese New Year. Despite this, Maha Thingyan is observed in mid-April on the Gregorian calendar. While the Water Festival is a Buddhist event, the Burmese government has made it a legal public holiday. This ensures that many Burmese citizens have the opportunity to enjoy the Water Festival. Maha Thingyan is a time for happiness and friendly attitudes.

This festival is also celebrated in neighboring Theravada Buddhist countries; Songkran in Thailand and Laos, Chaul Chnam Thmey in Cambodia.

In China, Dai Nationality also celebrate the Water Splashing festival, is the most characteristics festival of the Dai ethnic .The Water-Splashing Festival is in mid-April and lasts three to five days. People worship Buddha on this day, girls welcome home for the Buddha as splashing water on them, and then water on each other to express good wish. At first they use hands and bowl, then later use pots and barrels, while singing songs During Water Splashing Festival, people paddle dragon boats let rise, flying lights and perform a variety of recreational activities such as traditional song and dance show.

Happy Maha Thingyan (Water Festival) Holidays

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