Thingyan events will be held in several major cities in the country during the
forthcoming Thingyan Festival according to the authorities concerned.
to Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, it is estimated that Yangon will have 95
Thingyan pandals(stages) as well as the
events planned to be at locations and streets around City Hall and along Kannar
Road also known as Strand Road.
other major cities, Yangon will hold more Thingyan events in the style of
traditional practices with the aim of attracting more international attention
for Myanmar’s unique New Year festivities.
of the economy including the tourism industry is one of the objectives laid
down for the Thingyan festival this year. We will try to be systematic in
organizing and holding the festival in order to practically show that
international views on Myanmar are different from what the current situation of
our country is. We plan to make this festival busier and busier every year and
to organize market festivals every month to win the attention of foreign
travellers along with Myanmar’s 12 monthly festivities,” he said.
Mandalay, the walking events will be on the streets in the south of the Mandalay moat of
the royal palace. Last
year, Mandalay’s walking Thingyan events won much appreciation from local and