Southeast Asian countries celebrate the solar New Year in April, their festivities involving processions, eating traditional food, and water fights, as at Thingyan (above) in Mandalay, Myanmar. Photo: AlamySoutheast Asian countries celebrate the solar New Year in April, their festivities involving processions, eating traditional food, and water fights, as at Thingyan (above) in Mandalay, Myanmar. Photo: Alamy
Southeast Asian countries celebrate the solar New Year in April, their festivities involving processions, eating traditional food, and water fights, as at Thingyan (above) in Mandalay, Myanmar. Photo: Alamy

New Year in Southeast Asia: how to join the party in Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos

  • Water fights, processions, traditional dishes, games and dancing – where to join in the solar New Year fun in three countries in Southeast Asia
  • From April 14 to 16, people across the region head home to visit their families and take part in the festivities
Topic |   Asia travel
Southeast Asian countries celebrate the solar New Year in April, their festivities involving processions, eating traditional food, and water fights, as at Thingyan (above) in Mandalay, Myanmar. Photo: AlamySoutheast Asian countries celebrate the solar New Year in April, their festivities involving processions, eating traditional food, and water fights, as at Thingyan (above) in Mandalay, Myanmar. Photo: Alamy
Southeast Asian countries celebrate the solar New Year in April, their festivities involving processions, eating traditional food, and water fights, as at Thingyan (above) in Mandalay, Myanmar. Photo: Alamy
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