Myanmar National DayThe Myanmar National Holiday
Burma National Day | Myanmar National Day
Your Excellency, esteemed visitors, dear Sirs, I would like to thank all of you who are with us on this particular day, the sixty-fiveth anniversay of our fight for freedom, which marked the victory of ours. The Burmese army, together with the Burmese population, put up a great deal of opposition and expelled them from Myanmar.
Myanmar thus gained its sovereignty again on January 4, 1948. She will be 65 years old in 2013. Your excellences, esteemed visitors, I would also like to comment briefly on the bi-lateral relationship between Myanmar and South Africa. The embassy opened here in 1996 and guides from Myanmar visited.
Burma recalls its independence on National Day
Myanmar National Day is a bank holidays. During the national holidays they often commemorate the independency of a particular area or a particular nation from hard politics or war. The story of a national day is often associated with a dismissed head, an evicted governmental organ or the beginning of a revolutionary movement. The National Day in the Union of Myanmar is a good example of this.
There was Burma before Myanmar. Myanmar was captured by the Brits in 1824 and stayed under UK rule until about 1886, when the overwhelming part of the nation came under UK India and was governed as a provincial government. The increasing anti-British mood of Buddhist and collegiate societies was causing increasing frictions in the UK.
1919 the Eindawya Buddha School in Mandalay, a European monk who declined to observe traditional customs and take off their boots before they entered the marsh. The British, in a disputed step, convicted the monk's chief to lifelong imprisonment for atrocities.
There was a great stir on December 5, 1920, when Yangon University protesters were protesting against new UK rules. The word of the protest was spreading throughout the country, and many other colleges were holding their own against it. The day is regarded as the day of the national holiday in Myanmar, a day that marked the actual beginning of the massive protest against UK overcontrol.
The National Day usually marks the beginning of the protest against the 1920 occupations, today the National Day is often dominated by protest against the reigning warlords. Buddha religious friars, undergraduates and even the entire world come to the protest with screams for a new upheaval.