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Myanmar (Kachin) (Asia)

Thingyan Water Festival
Monday April 20 2016
(the date changes according to the year)
*Starts the Burmese New Year. Thingyan, from the Sanskrit samkranta (fully passed over), celebrates the passage of the sun from the sign of Pisces into the sign of Aries in zodiac. As in Thailand's "Songkran" or in Laos, it is celebrated by throwing buckets of cold water at all passers-by.

**Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

 
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