• Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is doused with water by a man on the last day of the Myanmar traditional Thingyan water festival, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on April 16.//EPA
  • Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the last day of the Myanmar traditional Thingyan water festival, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on April 16.//EPA
  • Myanmar people enjoy under splashing water during Thingyan water festival in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 14.//AFP
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  • Myanmar State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi pays her respects to Myanmar monks during a ceremony for Myanmar New Year praying and alms offering at the presidential palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on April 17.//EPA
  • Myanmar State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi pays her respects to Myanmar monks during a ceremony for Myanmar New Year praying and alms offering at the presidential palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on April 17.//EPA
  • A seven-year-old Myanmar punk (L) wearing a mohawk hairstyle sits in Mahabandoola park during a punk gathering ahead of the Thingyan water festival in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 12.//EPA
  • Myanmar traditional dancers perform a peacock dance during the opening ceremony of the Thingyan Water Festival in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 13.//EPA
  • Myanmar traditional dancers perform a peacock dance during the opening ceremony of the Thingyan Water Festival in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 13.//EPA
  • Myanmar traditional dancers perform a peacock dance during the opening ceremony of the Thingyan Water Festival in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 13.//EPA

Myanmar's New Year in photos

ASEAN+ April 17, 2017 14:16

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Thailand's Songkran festival draws to an end on April 17 as do similar events hosted by our Asean neighbours, among them  Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.



The Nation online has compiled images of the celebration in Myanmar where Songkran is known as the Thingyan water festival for our readers. The festival also marks the country's new year.