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Thingyan Celebrations


Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 12, 2013

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On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to congratulate the people of Burma on the occasion of Thingyan, the Water Festival.  

At this time of family, prayer, celebration, and renewal, know that the people of the United States send their best wishes for a peaceful, secure, and happy New Year.  



PRN: 2013/0406

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