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Myanmar is beginning the countdown to Thingyan an annual traditional festival marking Myanmar’s New Year, for the year 1379. There was some controversy whether or not the official holiday would be reduced from 10 days to 5 days which even led to workers going on strike but with just a few days to go the Thingyan fever is in full swing and people are preparing for the best party of the year. Below some tips on where to be to get the most of it.

YANGON, 7 April 2017 The countdown to Myanmar’s longest holiday and largest festival has begun as the mercury rises in Yangon. Thingyan, which literally translates into "transit”, marks the beginning of the Burmese New Year and is celebrated in a 4 day long Water Festival. The timing of the festival is calculated according to the Burmese calendar, which this year begins on the 13th of April and culminates with New Year’s Day on the 17th of April.

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