Myanmar New Year’s Holidays & “Thingyan” Water Festival
For the year 2008, the gazetted Myanmar New Year’s Holidays had been designated from the 11th to the 20th of April whereas “Thingyan” Water Festival will be celebrated from the 13th to the 17th of April.
The Thingyan Festival is the New Year occasion held in Myanmar throughout the country. Myanmar people take part in the traditional water-throwing activities, go to pagodas and stupas to perform good deeds and keep Precepts, pay respects to elderly persons and do charity. During “Thingyan”, everything is closed: restaurants, shops, markets, Museum, etc.