Thingyan Festival -

Thingyan, Myanmar’s Water Festival, takes place toward the end of the hot, dry season and brings in the Myanmar New Year.

The festival lasts three or five days. Standing on bamboo stages erected along the streets, people splash water on passersby. Powerful water pipes douse people driving by in jeeps and trucks.

The locals use water pistols to drench their friends, relatives, and anyone else in range – only monks and the elderly are safe. It is great fun to join in!

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