One of the most highlights in Myanmar is The New Year Water Festival (Thingyan) – the biggest festival in April. It is the most meaningful event of Burmese people nationwide…
New Year Water Festival
Time: Burmese month of Tagu (usually 13th to 16th, April)
Duration: 4 to 5 days
Meaning: this festival marks the end of the dry season and the onset of the rainy season.
Water festival (also known as Thingyan in Burmese) is the most popular and largest festival in Myanmar. If your Myanmar vacation falls into this occasion, you will have a chance to enjoy the water-throwing or dousing others in music and dances. The water-throwing means washing the body and head out of evil and guilty in the past. On these auspicious days, people do good things to start the New Year like going to pagodas and monasteries, offerings to monks, express respect to the parents, teachers, and elders, making releasing ceremony. Burmese people are waiting for Thingyan festival with lots of fun and excitement.
For more information about Myanmar Thingyan water festival in 2019 – 2020, read more: Myanmar water festival – Burmese new year
Shwe Maw Daw Pagoda Festival
Time: from 8th Tagu month
Duration: 13 days.
Location: City of Bago
This is the most famous temple festival of Bago. The groups try to make the best performances to Festival Organizers during festival time.