Secretary Kerry’s Remarks: Thingyan Water Festival and New Year

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send my warmest wishes to the people of Myanmar on the occasion of the Thingyan Water Festival and New Year. Thingyan is a special occasion for celebration, prayer, and reflection. It is also a time for family, friends, and strangers alike to help each other wash away the past and usher in the promise of a new year — whether through the delicately watered sprigs of thabyay, or the many other methods of keeping cool in the April heat. Read More