Myanmar New Year called as Thingyan. Thingyan is a word drive from Sanskrit 'sankranta' meaning
the end of pass year and the beginning of new year. Myanmar New Year is the very first of Myanmar Seasonal Festival.
Myanmar people take part in the traditional water-throwing activities, go to pagodas and stupas to
perform good deeds. The features of it are throwing water to each other to bring peace and
good luck for the coming year.
Water is a symbol of not only cleanliness but also auspiciousness. Country peoples believe that
celebration of the water festival can wash away evils and sins accumulated in the old days and
prepare for the new one, bringing the people into a happy new year.
Every house has a pot which is made of marsh and paint red color with Thingyan flowers. The special
dishes are made on Thin-Gyan rice with candle-water plus fried fish with onion, and mango salad