Peter Khin Tun

August : Special Days

  • August used to be the sixth month in the old Roman Calendar, and it had 30 days.
  • The month was given an extra day and renamed in honor of Augustus Caesar.
  • August is the eighth month in the current calendar and has 31 days.
  • There are several birthdays and Death Anniversaries in our extended family.
  • Two sisters, my grand daughter, several cousins and I are August born.
  • Three in-laws : Father-in-law, Mother-in-law and Brother-in-law and my sister-in-law’s son passed away in August.
  • Sayadaw U Silanandabhivamsa passed away in August.
  • In August 2016, Ko Maurice Chee (M75) organized a birthday soon kwyay for me at the Dhammananda Vihara in Half Moon Bay, California.
  • The sayas and alumni presented me an Appreciation award.


  • August 8, 1988 and the following days mark the hope and then despair of the people longing for the end of the Adhamma Era.
  • Grapevine says that the event was inspired in part by numerologists who remembered the historic event (about Mingyi Yan Naung) in 888 Burmese Era and extrapolated the magic of No. 8 from three 8’s to four 8’s.


  • Most Chinese think that the number 8 is lucky.
  • Beijing Olympics was opened on 8-8-08 (August 8, 2008).

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