Without unity and strength , Independence will be meaningless;
The nation will be weak and vulnerable, Whichever party may be in office.

General Aung San (1915-1947)


Burma (Myanmar) celebrates Independence Day on January 4 each year. Independence Day in the country is a national holiday and commemorates Burma's Declaration of Independence from the British monarchy on January 4, 1948. Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, commonly shortened to Myanmar, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.

Historical Context

The British conquered part of Burma during the Anglo-Burmese war of 1824–26, but they didn't establish full control of the region until 1886. For a time, Burma was part of British India, but it became a separate colony in 1937.Through most of the early half of the 20th century there were

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Music is a higher revelation
than all wisdom and philosophy.
Music is the electrical soil
in which the spirit lives,
thinks and invents.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1712-1773)



ဂီတသည္ သီခ်င္းဟု အနက္ရေသာ ပါဠိစကားျဖစ္သည္။ သီဆိုျခင္းဟူ၍လည္း အဓိပၸာယ္ရသည္။ သီခ်င္းကို အေၾကာင္းအျခင္း အရာတို႔ကိုသီကံုး (စပ္ဆို) ထားေသာ (အႏု) လက္ရာျဖစ္သည္ဟုဆိုၾက သည္မ်ားလည္း ရွိသည္။ ျမန္မာအဘိဓာန္အတြဲ ၁ တြင္မူ ဂီတ၏အနက္ကို သီဆိုျခင္း၊ သီခ်င္းဟူ၍ ျပသည့္အျပင္ သီဆိုတီးမႈတ္ျခင္းဟူ၍လည္း ျပထားသည္။'ဂီတသီခ်င္းတို႔မည္သည္မွာ စိတ္ရႊင္လ န္းဝမ္းေျမာက္ သည့္အခါမ်ား၌ ဝမ္းတြင္းမွာ လိႈက္လိႈက္လွဲလွဲ ျဖစ္လာ၍ မ်ဳိသိပ္ေအာင့္အည္း မထားႏိုင္ေတာ့ဘဲ ပါးစပ္မွ ထိုးေဖာက္ထြက္လာရေသာကမၻာ့နိယာမ အသံပင္ျဖစ္၏'ဟု

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The Karens are a large ethnic group spread throughout Southeast Asia. They trace their origins to the Gobi Desert, Mongolia, or Tibet. Karens settled in southern and eastern Burma/Myanmar as far back as the seventh century. In the 1700s, Karens also began living in neighboring Siam (now called Thailand). There are numerous Karen subgroups. These varied people lived mainly in tribal societies, governed by chiefs or princes. The Karen are often confused with the Red Karen (Karenni), which is one of the tribes of Kayah in Kayah State, Myanmar. The Karen make up approximately 7 percent of the total Burmese population with approximately 5 million people.

Read more: Karen Ethnic


ကမၻာႀကီးဟာ အလြန္လ်င္ျမန္ တဲ့ႏႈန္းနဲ႔ ေျပာင္းလဲ ေနပါတယ္။ အင္အား ႀကီးေတြကလည္း အင္အား အငယ္ေတြကို ဘယ္လို နည္းနဲ႔မွ အႏိုင္ ယူႏိုင္မွာ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး။

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Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven on a vertical loom. However, it can also be woven on a floor loom as well.

Read more: Shwe-gyi-do:Burmese embroidered tapestry

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