Thingyan otherwise known as Water Festival usually falls around mid-April. It is a Buddhist festival in Myanmar celebrated over a period of four to five days culminating in the new year.
Traditionally, Thingyan involves the sprinkling of scented water from a silver bowl using sprigs of thabyay (a local plant). This practice continues to be prevalent in rural areas. The sprinkling of water was intended to metaphorically "wash away" one's sins of the previous year.