Thingyan in Tagu

Thingyan Festival is Myanmar new year festival. It is held in the month of Tagu, which is the first month of Myanmar Calendar. Thingyan had been celebrated since Tagaung period and it became prominent in Bagan era. The festival of Thingyan is enjoyable with pouring or throwing water on one another is taken as one that cleanses one and all of all dirt and grime of the old year and cools and clears the minds of the people for the new year. Merry-making at Thingyan Festival is intermingled with noble and pure activities of doing meritorious religious deeds in accord with the teachings of Buddha Dhamma.