Nay Pyi Taw to grandly celebrate Myanmar's traditional water festival

11:49, April 05, 2010      

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Myanmar traditional Thingyan Water festival will be celebrated in the country's new capital of Nay Pyi Taw on a grand scale for the first time, according to Nay Pyi Taw municipal authorities Monday.

Water throwing pandals and entertainment stages are being erected around the hotel zones in the capital city with the main pandal to lie at the City hall.

Traditional song and dance competitions will also be held on the occasion, the sources said, adding that famous vocalists in the country have been invited to perform in the event to add to festive atmosphere.

This year's Myanmar traditional Thingyan water festival will start from April 13 and will run for four days until April 16 before the new year day ushers in on April 17 according to the Myanmar lunar calendar.

The Myanmar water festival represents a unique and entertaining event, and people of all ages, especially the young ones, have started making plan to spend the 12-day New Year public holidays, which are the longest during a year.

Source: Xinhua


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