Nay Pyi Taw town folk participate in Thingyan traditional festival

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Nay Pyi Taw Mayor Pandal is crowded with revellers on the last day of Thingyan Festival on Monday. Photo: MNA

Myanmar nationals across the country celebrated the final day of ME 1379 and the final day of the Myanmar traditional Thingyan by pouring water on each other yesterday.
While water pandals in Nay Pyi Taw council area were crowded with revellers, merit makers also crowded into monasteries and pagodas.
From 9 a.m., Myanma Radio modern music troupe and singers, dance groups from ministries and the Department of Fine Art entertained the Nay Pyi Taw Mayor’s Thingyan pandal, while revellers came to the pandal on cars and motorcycles to participate in the festival.
At the Shwe Than Lwin Company family Myanmar Thingyan pandal, well-known artistes entertained the visitors, while people enjoyed the free food.
People from Nay Pyi Taw, Pyinmana and the nearby towns also participated in the Pyinmana Splash Walk that was held for the first time this year.
Revellers and people also flocked to the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief’s Office (Army, Navy and Air) family pandal near the Zabuthiri department store, and the water pandals in front of the National Defence College, Tatmadaw Hospital and in the compound of Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Office (Army), while dance troupes and singers provided entertainment.
Hlay Khwin Taung, Nay Pyi Taw National Landmarks Garden, Nay Pyi Taw Water Fountain Garden, Nay Pyi Taw Safari Park and Nay Pyi Taw Zoological Garden were teeming with visitors and people enjoying the holiday.
Similarly, Thingyan lovers and the public were seen participating in the Thingyan festival at the pandals in Tatkon, Lewe, Zabuthiri, Ottarathiri, Dekkhinathiri, Zeyathiri and Pobbathiri townships or in merit making activities.
Merit makers, donors and meditators were also seen going to pagodas and monasteries in the Nay Pyi Taw Council area.

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