Burmese New Year History
On Burmese New Year, people celebrate Thingyan, or "Water Festival". It is a buddhist celebration symbolizing the cleansing of sins. Everything revolves around water. Participants spray it on each other using buckets, water guns and other items. Participants are also sprayed by large trucks with hoses stationed around the city. There is also water-themed rock concerts.
Burmese New Year Facts
Burmese New Year Top Events and Things to Do
Burmese New Year's Day References and Related Siteswww.newmandala.org: Surviving Thingyan www.facebook.com: Waterfight NYC idealtravelasia.com: Burmese Celebrate New Year Festival voicesofny.org: Burmese New Year Marked in Elmhurst