Almost everyone will get a piece of the action, it seems, as Myanmar’s top entertainers spread out this Thingyan from Yangon to Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw and even Myeik Island.
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Despite government handover issues, Yangon’s pandals will take centre stage again. Here's where to find them.
Yangonites share their favourite Thingyan memories, plans, and what they're looking forward to this year.
Signs of construction of pandals not visible yet, not even the Mayor’s Pandal
Less play time but even more pandals in Mandalay
The annual water spectacle – a party that lasts for days – has its roots in spiritual and cultural beliefs. There is certainly a more solemn, religious side to it.
Festivities start on the eve of Thingyan at famed bazaar and it’s something its people treasure
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