Diplomats celebrate final day of Maha Thingyan Festival at Yangon City Central Pavilion, People’s Square

Diplomats and their families, along with personnel from the United Nations agencies in Yangon and its affiliated organizations, as well as representatives from consulates-general, celebrated the final day of the Maha Thingyan Festival at the People’s Square Walking Thingyan and Yangon City Central Pavilion (Yangon Mayor Pavilion) at 9:30 am yesterday.
The diplomats and guests, led by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Lwin Oo and his wife, arrived at the People’s Square Walking Thingyan. They were welcomed by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Soe Thein and his wife, Yangon Mayor U Bo Htay and his wife, and the female members of the choral dance troupe, who presented them with Eugenia sprigs, symbolizing victory, success, and auspiciousness.
The guests then observed and enjoyed performances by the choral dance troupe, ethnic traditional dance troupes, and special guests from Nay Pyi Taw’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They also enjoyed the singing of vocalist Soe Nyi Nyi, performing the song ‘Mya Nandar’.
Following this, the diplomats and guests enthusiastically participated in the Walking Thingyan at the People’s Square alongside other Thingyan participants.
Later, they visited the Yangon City Central Pavilion, where they enjoyed performances of Zawgyi dance by professional dancer U Sein Myint Aye, who has won 15 gold medals at the international level, and cane-ball dance performed by Ma Myint Sandar, the coach at the Myanmar Chinlone Federation.
The Thai ambassador to Myanmar sang the song ‘Thingyan Moe’ and joined in dancing with the choral dance troupe. All guests then celebrated together by singing and dancing to the song ‘Man Taung Yeik Kho’. Following this, they visited the Walking Thingyan Lane located beside Maha Bandoola Park together with locals.
Finally, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Soe Thein hosted lunch to the diplomats and guests at Yangon City Hall, with presentation of entertainment.
The final day of the Thingyan Festival (Atet Nay) was lively and had enthusiastic participants, particularly at the People’s Square and the Yangon City Central Pavilion. — MNA/ TMT

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