The infamous Water festival, or Thingyan Festival as it is known, is the most exciting festival in Myanmar. The celebration takes place this year, 2018, from April 12 to 16 and is held on a grand scale, where the entire people of Myanmar, young and old alike, and from far and wide take part in the festivities of this event. There are water-throwing, street parties, music bands, traditional dances and food donation, especially traditional snacks, from shelters at street corners during these four days, with millions of people around the country participating in this festival.
Traditionally Thingyan is a festival meant to usher the New Year with peace, joy, and happiness in a gentle manner with the sprinkling of scented water on each other from a silver bowl and traditional cultural performances. Today, the culture has changed. Alcohol and drugs are abundant and widely used during this period which has led a higher incidence of accidents and crimes during this auspicious festival. Criminal incidents such as petty theft, bombing, homicide and others do occur, but most of these crimes are caused by excessive use of drugs and alcohol. As most of the revellers are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or even both, small issues can erupt into quarrels, arguments, and fighting, which may result in injuries or are sometimes fatal. According to media, last year a total of 285 people were killed and 1,073 others injured across Myanmar.
Thingyan is a time that everybody in our country looks forward to, therefore we should all bear in mind the joys as well as the potential dangers. Hence, ATALIAN Myanmar security team is the best choice to ensure safety and security during this festival. Together with MAC Security, we deliver high-quality event security as we know how easy situations can get out of control. With our expertise in venue and event security and a team of fully trained and qualified festival security guards who will professionally and efficiently handle any situations, we will ensure the time and finances you spend for safety and security during this festival is worth the investment with high guest attendance rates and hopes that everyone attending your event has a great time and celebrates New Year with love, peace, joy, and happiness.