The Yangon Region government and the Yangon City Development Committee are jointly making arrangements for holding the Walking Thingyan festival with many programmes in the Yangon City Maha Thingyan festival for 1384 ME on a grandeur scale more than in previous years.
This year, the Yangon City water-throwing pavilion will be organized in addition to the Walking Thingyan festivity on the People’s Square along the route with colourful parasols. Moreover, YCDC has arranged Myanmar’s traditional toddy palm sheds for the relaxation of people.
“This year, 12 water-throwing pavilions have been built on the People’s Square for contributing to the Walking Thingyan festival. Shops are also to be opened for revellers to have easy access to foodstuffs while enjoying the festival with entertainment programmes and refreshment donations at the pavilions. As funfair programmes are arranged for the Thingyan people, it is the best destination for people to take rest for the whole day. People know that the People’s Square is a significant place where funfair activities have been held, and they recognize the square as a funfair ground. So, arrangements have been made for the people to peacefully enjoy the water-throwing festival. The route of the Walking Thingyan festival is under showers for lessening the intense heat of summer,” said Deputy Director-General Dr Toe Aung of the Public Relations and Information Department of the YCDC.
Entertainment and water-throwing pavilions such as NwayU Kabyar, Hnitthit Chit Oo, Padauk Letsaung, Padauk Yeik, Thingyan Moe, Nway Ahla, Tupoh Tupoh, Padauk Myethna, Hnitthit Mingalar and Panmyo Tayar in addition to the pavilions to serve the people with refreshments and restaurants have been constructed for the Walking Thingyan Festival.
Especially, the Walking Thingyan festival will be arranged with music, songs and Thingyan choral dances from 8 am to 9 pm with the participation of artistes from the motion picture, theatrical and music associations and 68 Thingyan choral dance troupes will present varieties of entertainment. — Nyein Thu (MNA)/TTA