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Girl throwing water

Mandalay

June 2nd 2011
We got to Mandalay just in time for the second day of Thingyan Festival. Thingyan Festival is the yearly water festival that commemorates the new year. It is a chance for old sins to be washed off and a time for fresh starts. For strict buddhists, it is a time to wash buddha statues and for the young to wash the hair of their elders. It is also the time for a chaotic 4-day holiday festival where y ... read more
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Burmese Flag Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth wa... ... read more
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