Yangon to allow more pandals for Thingyan water festival
YANGON, March 18 (Xinhua) — The Yangon government will the allow setting up of more water-throwing pandals for Thingyan water festival to be celebrated next month, the Yangon City Development Committee said on Wednesday.
The committee has received nearly 70 applicants which is more than last year’s for erecting pandals at the upcoming water festival which will run on April 13-16, it said.
The pandals will be allowed to use Myanmar name only.
Yangon authorities warned to celebrate the water festival in line with Myanmar cultural traditions.
A total of 44 large-scale pandals were erected in last year’s celebration.
Of Myanmar’s 12 seasonal festivals throughout the year, the water festival is the biggest and merriest event.
Source: Global Post