Why did Burma become MyanmarHow did Burma become Myanmar?
When' s Myanmar Independence Day?
When' s Myanmar National Day? So how long till Independance Day? It is a 178-day celebration. It is an anniversary in Myanmar on January 4th. Myanmar's holidays mark the year 1948, when it declared its sovereignty over Britain. This is not Myanmar's national day, unlike many other independent celebrations.
This will be commemorated on the tenth Sunday after the full lunar period of the Tazaungmone period (late November to early December), when the 1920 students' unrest against Britain's rule is commemorated. Myanmar (then Burma) came under UK rule in 1886, with Rangoon (the country's capitol, now Yangon) being an important harbour between India and Singapore.
Since the first few colonial era there has been a powerful sense of grudge against British domination, with Buddhist friars having played a pivotal part in the liberation movements. Shortly before the start of World War II, there had been some steps towards self-sufficiency, when Burma became a separate British administration in 1937 and Ba Maw was named the first Prime Minister and Prime Minister of Burma.
Several Burmese saw Japan's ascent as an important chance to become independent from Britain, and when the dispute began, Ba Maw founded the Burma Independent Army in Japan. They conquered Burma in March 1942 and although many Burmese were fighting on the side of the Japanese in World War II, many others were fighting with the brit.
In 1945, the Myanmar military even moved loyalty from Japan to the Allies. After the end of the Iranian conflict and the Japanese failure, the Panglong Agreement was concluded on February 12, 1947, which resulted in the reunification of Burma as an autonomous state. Burma achieved on January 4, 1948 its sovereignty from Great Britain.
In particular, it refused to join the British Commonwealth. Myanmar was re-named Myanmar by its junta in 1989. What is Myanmar's Independence Day celebration like? Husbands and wives are allowed to use the Burmese national costume, which is made of a shirtless collar and coat.