People enjoyed the Thingyan new year festival at water throwing pandals in Maungtaw District in northern Rakhine State yesterday, the first day of the four-day festival.
At the opening of central pandal in Buthidaung, authorities, dignitaries and towns elders sprinkled scented water on dance troupes and the festival kicked off in the town.
Following the opening ceremony, the dance troupes entertained the people with traditional dances.
Meanwhile, other pandals in the town were also opened.
Traditional water festival of Rakhine ethnic people and the central pandal in Maungtaw will commence on 17th April.