Broadcast on October 5, 2020
8th month in the old Roman Calendar
Oct stands for 8
10th month in the later Calendars
World Teachers’ Day
also known as “International Teacher’s Day
Celebrated annually since 1994
Some countries may honor teachers on a different date
Saya U Ba Than’s birthday
For more than a decade, Sayagyi invited his former colleagues and students to the annual Birthday Soon Kyway at Tipitaka Yaw Sayadaw’s Kyaung
The mini-gathering was put on hold due to the pandemic.
There were Zoom sessions organized by his nephew.
Sayagyi received Photo Album / Book compiled by his brother U Tin Htoon (A60) and U Htaik San (Henry Kao, M81). Due the pandemic, the USPS (United States Postal Service) failed to deliver the book and returned it to the sender (U Tin Htoon). Saya U Tin Htut (M60) offered to send the book by DHL. Sayagyi was extremely happy to receive the present from his three former students. He has read the book several times.
Halloween : Trick or Treat
Occasionally (due to different calendars)
Diwali : Deepavali