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Myanmar's annual water festival causes a splash in its street as revellers celebrate the new year.
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During April, much of Southeast Asia welcomes the New Year with the annual water festival. Myanmar, with its countrywide Thingyan Festival, is one of them. 

During the festival, celebrators take to the stree to pour water on each other any way they can. Burmese people believe that being doused in water will wash away any bad luck from recent years and generate new luck for the upcoming year.

This year, the festival spanned over four days - April 13-16 - ending on first day of the New Year.


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Festival goers celebrate Thingyan. The celebrations usually occur over a period of four to five days, culminating in the New Year. 

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Revellers play with foam. Water-throwing or dousing one another with anything containing water is the festival's most pervasive feature. 

Htoo Tay Zar/Al Jazeera

A man directs a water cannon to drench a passer-by. The festival is the most important holiday in Myanmar.

Htoo Tay Zar/Al Jazeera
A young boy collects bottles in a water drain canal, ostensibly to throw water on others. 
Htoo Tay Zar/Al Jazeera

Revellers enjoy the water festival at city hall's Thingyan stage, where performances and water-throwing will entertain guests throughout the day.

Htoo Tay Zar/Al Jazeera
Workers maintain water pumps during the festival.
Htoo Tay Zar/Al Jazeera
A truck full of revellers comes under fire from a water cannon.
Htoo Tay Zar/Al Jazeera
A man pours water into buckets to be thrown on participants in a celebration in Rakhine state.
Htoo Tay Zar/Al Jazeera
Revellers dance under water sprays and cannons. 
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Festival goers celebrate Thingyan. The celebrations usually occur over a period of four to five days, culminating in the New Year. 

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Revellers play with foam. Water-throwing or dousing one another with anything containing water is the festival(***)s most pervasive feature. 

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A man directs a water cannon to drench a passer-by. The festival is the most important holiday in Myanmar.

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Revellers enjoy the water festival at city hall(***)s Thingyan stage, where performances and water-throwing will entertain guests throughout the day.

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Festival goers celebrate Thingyan. The celebrations usually occur over a period of four to five days, culminating in the new year. 

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=07QJ5Yofb65GJHtoo Tay ZarAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Festival goers celebrate Thingyan. The celebrations usually occur over a period of four to five days, culminating in the new year. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=08sobtk7N0gEr

Revellers play with foam. Water-throwing or dousing one another with anything containing water is the festival's most pervasive feature. 

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:48:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=08sobtk7N0gErHtoo Tay ZarAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Revellers play with foam. Water-throwing or dousing one another with anything containing water is the festival's most pervasive feature. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=06Qw6TJaLq81b

A man directs a water cannon to hose passerby. The festival is the most important holiday in Myanmar.

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=06Qw6TJaLq81bHtoo Tay ZarAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

A man directs a water cannon to hose passerby. The festival is the most important holiday in Myanmar.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=05pzaQ35tG5Fm

A young boy collects bottles in a water drain canal, ostensibly to throw water on others. 

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:50:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=05pzaQ35tG5FmHtoo Tay ZarAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

A young boy collects bottles in a water drain canal, ostensibly to throw water on others. 

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=0eRVg5p6PO0R0

Revellers enjoy the water festival at city hall's Thingyan stage, where performances and water-throwing will entertain guests throughout the day.

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=0eRVg5p6PO0R0Htoo Tay ZarAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Revellers enjoy the water festival at city hall's Thingyan stage, where performances and water-throwing will entertain guests throughout the day.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=0dSF5Fn1rh3Ao

Workers maintain water pumps during the festival.

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=0dSF5Fn1rh3AoHtoo Tay ZarAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Workers maintain water pumps during the festival.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=00O43lUgfZ2Lv

A truck full of revellers comes under fire from a water cannon.

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=00O43lUgfZ2LvHtoo Tay ZarAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

A truck full of revellers comes under fire from a water cannon.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=0bkD0yJ7Gr3mH

A man pours water into buckets to be thrown on participants in a celebration in Rakhine state.

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=0bkD0yJ7Gr3mHHtoo Tay ZarAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

A man pours water into buckets to be thrown on participants in a celebration in Rakhine state.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=0akb7D1dI8dYr

Revellers dance under water sprays and cannons. 

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Myanmar-Water-Festival?image_id=0akb7D1dI8dYrHtoo Tay ZarAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Revellers dance under water sprays and cannons. 



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