Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thingyan

In addition to Passover in Judaism and Holy Week in Christianity, this week also notes Thingyan, the Burmese New Year Festival (and variants in nearby countries), running from today until Sunday. Buddhists practice a number of rituals ushering in the new year, including fasting, ritual washing, and offerings at shrines. The more solemn rites then turn to fun with feasting and ultimately a very wet water festival, closely related to the Songkran Festival in nearby countries, depicted here in LEGO form. Xin Yaw wishes everyone a .


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