Month: April 2017

Maha Thingyan – Myanmar’s New Year Water Festival

The primary event of Maha Thingyan is the Water Festival.  It celebrates the descent of Thagyamin, a celestial Buddhist figure, to Earth. The beginning of the Water Festival, or A-Kya Nei, is marked with the firing of a water cannon into a public area. While the cannon is fired, people run out to collect the […]