Hla Min

HM : Birthday

U Tin Maung Nyunt

  • Saya’s birthday is December 30
  • Saya’s father observed his birthday by taking eight precepts.
  • Saya also followed the tradition until his health required taking medicine in the morning, afternoon, evening and night.
U Tin Maung Nyunt

Birthday Soon Kyway

  • Some (Saya U Ba Than and his son, Daw Saw Yu Tint) pledged Annual Birthday Soon kyway at a specified monastery.
U Ba Than’s message on his 78th birthday in 2008
One of U Ba Than’s Soon Kyway
  • Before the pandemic, Saya invited former colleagues and students to his Birthday Soon Kwyay on October 2nd at Yaw Sayadaw’s Kyaung.
One of Ko Ye Than’s Soon Kyway
  • His son (Ko Ye Than, Winner Inn) would celebrate the birthday on January 1 at Shwe Taung Gone Panditarama.
Daw Saw Yu Tint and Saya U Soe Paing

Food for thought

  • I am not sure how people born on February 29 celebrate.
    Do they celebrate once every four years?
    Do they celebrate on February 28 or March 2?
    U Ngwe Soe wrote : For the Burmese, they can celebrate using the Burmese Calendar.
  • Most twins share the birthday, but in some exceptional cases, their birthdays differ.
  • The day, month or even the year may be different.
  • Recently one twin was born near midnight on December 31, 2021 and another was born in the early hour of January 1, 2020.
    The odds were 1 in two million births.
  • Some companies and communities celebrate birthdays collectively.
    e.g those born in a specified month.
  • Some Oldies do not know the date of birth and/or the time of birth (needed for natal horoscopes).
  • Some were told by the elders that they were born at “Soon Khan Chein”, “Nay Htunn Ta Phyar”, or “Kon Tin Thin Baw Site”.
  • A few sense Samvegha that one more year has passed.
  • Some review their merits and demerits for the year since their last birthday.
  • Some parents celebrate monthly or quarterly when their toddlers are young and innocent.
  • Alice (Saw Yu Tint)’s grandson asked for half-year birthday present.
  • Some oldies forgot to wish their loved ones.
    Blame it on Aging and Memory Loss.
  • In a group of 30+ people, it is highly likely that at least a pair will have the same birth month and day (but not the year).
    Some may refresh their “Probability and Statistics” knowledge.
  • It will take a few thousand of people (not including twins) to have a pair that have the exact birthday (year, month, day).

Some Birthdays

  • Uzin Bobby Myo Tun (Ashin Pannagavesaka, A69)
  • Daw Saw Yu Tint (T69)
  • U Tin Maung Aye (M69)
  • U Nyunt Htay (Met73)
  • Ko Ye Than (Winner Inn, Son of Saya U Ba Than)
  • Bogyoke Aung San
  • Mother
  • Brother
  • Grandson
  • Dr. Khin Maung U
  • Sister
  • U Moe Aung (Tekkatho Moe War)
  • U Myo Min
  • Aunt
  • Nephew
  • Son
  • U Thaung Lwin
  • Father
  • Nephew
  • SIL
  • Sisters
  • Granddaughter
  • Self
  • U Tin U and several cousins
  • Dr. Nyunt Wai
  • Daw Mu Mu Khin
  • U Myint Swe
  • U Thein Naing (Patrick)
  • U Tin Htoon
  • U Tin Htut
  • U Ba Than
  • Dr. Aung Gyi
  • Cousins
  • DIL
  • Spouse
  • Sister
  • Aung Thu Yein (Brownie, GBNF)
  • U Silananda
  • Maung Maung Kyi
  • Allen Htay (GBNF)
  • U Tin Maung Nyunt

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