The Information Ministry said there were 288 deaths over the four-day holiday this year, less than half the 642 deaths recorded last year.
The even will feature free food, traditional dance shows and sets by top local singers across 21 floating venues. There will also be a Mr. and Mrs. Inle contest on the last day.
With most regular events cancelled for the biggest party of the year, Thingyan water festival, we highlight a few different events you can escape to in Yangon in the coming week.
In this final week before Thingyan festivities take over, have fun at water festival-themed events, see a Japanese photo exhibition or join discussions on the local startup scene.
With a number of St. Patrick’s Day parties and the international Gout de France food event in the coming seven days, there is a truly international buzz about Yangon this week.