During the daytime there are many religious activities, including almsgiving and offerings, washing figures of Buddha and cleaning the temples. In major cities such as Yangon and MandalayRakhine Thingyan can also be experienced as Rakhine residents of the city celebrate in their own tradition.
Among Myanmar's 12 seasonal festivals throughout the year, the Thingyan water festival represents the grandest and brings peace and prosperity to everyone.
Padauk blooms only one day each year during Thingyan and is popularly known as the "Thingyan flower". Anyone can throw water to anyone whether they are friends or strangers.
Myo Aung. Essential Tips for Traveling to Myanmar Traveling to Myanmar, you will realize that taxis are a bit expensive cause there is no meter. Sakra therefore ordained that the Brahma's head be carried by one princess devi after another taking turns for a year each.
In neighbourhoods pavilions with festive names and constructed from bamboo, wood and beautifully decorated papier mache, are assembled overnight. Take care to protect your skin in the heat.
Some would throw water at people late into the day making an excuse such as "Thagya Min left his pipe and has come back for it"!