Those who are residing in Myanmar are the luckiest among others. They have chances to enjoy plentiful festivals and occasions in all seasons.
Among them, those people can enjoy the Maha Thingyan festival before Myanmar New Year Day, which falls in mid-April.
People splash water at each other by enjoying water throwing activities during the Maha Thingyan festival period. In fact, Thingyan is the first and the most joyous seasonal event out of 12 monthly festivals in Myanmar tradition.
During the period from the end of February to the last week of May every year, people residing in various parts of Myanmar unavoidably embrace the hotness of summer, in which the temperature is gradually higher and higher. So, most people try to take shelter to mitigate the hotness of summer yearly.
Fortunately, the period of the Maha Thingyan festival falls on the month of Tagu, similar to April. Myanmar people have a chance to break the very hotness duration of summer by throwing water at each other. The water splashing festival falls on mid-hotness days in April. Thanks to the water throwing festival, the hotness of summer immediately declines. In consequence, water from the ground is transformed into vapour for clouds in the sky to be able to prepare raindrops. As such, people can stay away from the hotness of summer thanks to showers. Thingyan is not just a festival. It is an excellent chance for the people to wish their souls during the Maha Thingyan festival. They think water can wash all evil deeds. It is one of the traditional thoughts of Myanmar.
At the end of the water throwing festival, Myanmar’s New Year Day waits for the moves of Myanmar people. So, people enjoy the water splashing festivity to water their souls before entering the New Year. They have the inspiration to enter the New Year with new souls. They wish to leave evil deeds in the old year. They wish to taste both physical and mental well-being as well as new environs of the season in the New Year.
They have the inspiration to enter the New Year with new souls. They wish to leave evil deeds in the old year. They wish to taste both physical and mental well-being as well as new environs of the season in the New Year.
This being so, Myanmar people need to abide by universal disciplines to uphold a good attitude for all.