All Myanmarese refrained from Thingyan – the Yangon New Year Water Festival, to resist military dictatorship. The lively atmosphere of the locals made me feel happy too when I travelled to Myanmar in 2015. I hope the day comes soon when the military junta goes extinct and Myanmar citizens can do watering with delight.
¶Yangon and Mandalay were eerily quiet on Wednesday despite the start of the three-day Thingyan holiday in Myanmar, as residents chose to boycott junta-led festivities and heed warnings by armed opposition forces that the cities could become the target of attacks. […] Full text is here. Referenced from Radio Free Asia, 13 April, 2022