President, First Lady, State Counsellor participate in Thingyan festival

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, (Left), is sprinkled with scented water by First Lady Daw Cho Cho as they take part in the last day of Myanmar traditional Thingyan festival in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: Ko Thar Byaw

President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi participated in the final day of the Thingyan festival at Taichito pandal near the State Counsellor’s residence in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.

On the occasion, President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice President U Henry Van Thio and wife, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat and wife, and Union government members and their wives poured water on each other in the Myanmar Thingyan traditional style.
Later, President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other officials enjoyed the Thingyan songs and dances.
Myanmar New Year Festival usually falls around mid-April. The people celebrates the festival over a period of four to five days and it culminates in the New Year.

Global New LIght of Myanmar (17 April 2018)