To show that the country is back to normal, the military council are forcing Thingyan to flourish. But on the first day, they failed.
In front of Rangoon City Hall, about six cars pretended to be surrounded by water, but no one came to the front of the hall. In Mandalay, boat races are held around the pond. But when the roads around the ditch were closed, there was no one but their people. In Naypyidaw, where the military council is based, it is drying up. NonCDM staff are busy celebrating the Thingyan festival according to the military council. For most people across the country, this year is the Revolution Thingyan.