Independence Day (Myanmar)

Independence Day is a public holiday in Myanmar, observed on January 4 yearly. The holiday celebrates the anniversary when Myanmar achieved its independence in 1948.

After over 60 years Anglo-Burmese Wars, the British Empire defeated the Burmese, and Burma became a colony of Great Britain in the 19th century.

In 1940, Aung San founded the Burma Independence Army in Japan and fought for the Japanese in World War II. However, they switched to the Allied side in 1945. After World War II, Aung San negotiated with other ethnic leaders and signed the Panglong Agreement, which guaranteed independence as a unified state. On January 4, 1948, Myanmar proclaimed independence as the Union of Burma.

The following is the list of Independence Day in Myanmar from 2022 to 2026.

Independence DayJan 04, 2022Tuesday
Independence DayJan 04, 2023Wednesday
Independence DayJan 04, 2024Thursday
Independence DayJan 04, 2025Saturday
Independence DayJan 04, 2026Sunday

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