Myanmar Thingyan Festival

Press Statement
John J. Sullivan
Acting Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 10, 2018


On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send best wishes for the celebration of the Thingyan holiday on April 13, 2018.

As a tradition reflecting the shared heritage of many cultures across South and Southeast Asia, Thingyan provides an opportunity to reflect on the vibrancy and strength that social, ethnic, and religious diversity lend to our societies.

The United States stands with the diverse people of Myanmar who seek a peaceful and prosperous future based on aspirations for justice, tolerance, democracy, dialogue, and mutual understanding. We extend our warmest regards and best wishes to all Myanmar people for a wonderful New Year.