April 13 - Yangon residents hope for more progress for their country, as they welcome Thingyan, the Myanmar New Year, by pouring water on Buddha. Gavino Garay reports.
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Here in Yangon, residents are pouring water on Buddha to kick off the New Year in Myanmar.
It's a way to wash away last year's sins, and start the new year off fresh.
(SOUNDBITE) (Burmese) 45-YEAR-OLD RESIDENT SANDAR SOE SAYING:
"I am thinking of making more donations in the coming year and I hope our country will get more developed since our country is in progress gradually."
It also is an excuse to dance in the street, on top of cars -- and drench each other with water.
The Myanmar New Year, also known as the Water Festival, lasts four days.
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