Monday, February 20, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Where top celebrities will be performing

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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Where the crowds will gather

Despite government handover issues, Yangon’s pandals will take centre stage again. Here's where to find them.

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Thingyan on their minds

Yangonites share their favourite Thingyan memories, plans, and what they're looking forward to this year.

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All quiet on the Nay Pyi Taw front

Signs of construction of pandals not visible yet, not even the Mayor’s Pandal

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The action’s around the moat

Less play time but even more pandals in Mandalay

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Thingyan: explained

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.

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Celebration, the Bogyoke way

Festivities start on the eve of Thingyan at famed bazaar and it’s something its people treasure

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