Thingyan Myanmar New Year Water Festival
Thingyan festival is the most unique and joyous celebration of the new year in Myanmar. The festival is celebrated with water as a symbol of flowing of time, washing away past misdeeds to provide spiritual renewal, and welcoming the seasonal monsoon to bring bountiful new beginnings. The Myanmar Community and Cultural Center Committee is holding a Thingyan event in Union City to help the Myanmar-American community of Northern California celebrate in a collective fashion here in the San Francisco Bay Area. There will be Burmese traditional dance performances, foods from various regions of Myanmar , traditional ceremony of paying respect to community elders, cultural exhibitions, Thingyan Yein (group) dance, many fun activities and a designated area to play with water just like we do in our native land.