Translation

Thin-gyan

What (the people) call Thin-gyan is one of Burma's festivals.  It can also be called Burma's new year festival.  Yearly, it usually begins around April 13th.   The whole country celeberates three or four days.  The following day after Thin-gyan is the first day of the Burmese new year.

During the Thin-gyan period the nationalities are all happier than usual.   Everyone plays throwing water at each other.  As for some people, they form teams and go around in big and small cars.  One can see playing water in the streets of every city.