Myanmar Independence Day (缅甸独立日)

By Soe Thet Naung (Guangxi Daily)

Updated: 2019-12-30

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The flag-raising ceremony on the Independence Day of Myanmar. [Photo/Guangxi Daily]

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Military parade on the Independence Day of Myanmar. [Photo/Guangxi Daily]

Myanmar celebrates its Independence Day on Jan 4th each year. Independence Day is a major celebration of Myanmar that allows the people to reflect on their nation's history and independence. As a public holiday, government commemorates with a parade in Capital, President and Vice President address the nation, and all day in the whole country Myanmar people took to the streets to celebrate Independence Day in an interesting way with no fireworks but played games or community events instead to mark the occasion. Myanmar's citizens have an opportunity to spend time for their friends and family members, children enjoying their holiday with their neighbors and part of the culture of the day are in the white lines that are drawing down the streets to host games and of course with loudspeakers.

Myanmar lost out her independence in 1885. Under the leadership of General Aung San (father of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar) and leaders, joining hands with the people put a strong resistance and drove the colonialist out of Myanmar. Myanmar regained her independence on Jan 4th, 1948. It turns the 72nd anniversary in 2020.

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