April 15, 2017

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Nay Pyi Taw residents enjoying Thingyan Akya

Revelers soak themselves under splash of water enjoying the Thingyan festival in Nay Pyi Taw.

On Thingyan Akya Day, people in Nay Pyi Taw were enthusiastically throwing water at each other yesterday, continuing the Myanmar tradition of washing away the old year’s excesses with water.
In the morning, joyful songs were heard from pandals around Nay Pyi Taw, where people happily threw water at Thingyan revellers who were driving past in motorcycles and cars.
In the same way, Satuditha (free food) was distributed at the Nay Pyi Taw mayor’s Thingyan pandal and other pandals in Pyinmana while people were entertained with Thingyan songs and modern music as well as Thingyan dances by Thingyan dance troupes.

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