Locals celebrate Thingyan water festival in Sittway

The city of Sittway is alive with people celebrating the second day of Thingyan (water festival) yesterday afternoon.
Although there are no water pavilions, they have built traditional Rakhine nipa palm leaves pavilions in front of their houses and are throwing water at one another. Families and groups of people are also enjoying the splash of water during the tour around the city.
“It has been two years that we couldn’t celebrate the Thingyan festival, our Rakhine State is in peace this year and we can enjoy the festival as the COVID-19 disease is almost non-existent, that is why we came out to play with water,” said Ma Shwe Yin Thu, a resident of Sittway.
The roads in Sittway town are full of people who are celebrating the water festival as well as people in respective wards are also building traditional water pavilions and splashing water. —Tin Tun (IPRD)/GNLM

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