2018 Burmese New Year Water Festival | Union City
Kennedy Park (Union City) | 1333 Decoto Road, Union City, CA
Join the Bay Area Burmese Community for the annual Burmese New Year Water Festival at Kennedy Park in Union City from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
There will be Burmese traditional dance performances, foods from various regions of Myanmar, a traditional ceremony of paying respect to community elders, cultural exhibitions, Thingyan Yein (group) dance, many fun activities and a designated area to play with water just like in their native land.
The Thingyan Water Festival is celebrated by all major ethnic and religious groups in Myanmar (Burma) and marks the start of the Burmese New Year which occurs in mid-April. Water is symbolic for washing away past sins to start the New Year physically and spiritually purified.
The Bay Area Burmese New Year Festival (Thingyan) promotes cultural diversity and is essential for strengthening democratic values in the San Francisco Bay Area through the development of intercultural awareness.
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