Era, Burmese


Era, Burmese
   The Burmese era began in 638 CE, when the Pyu ruled at Sri Ksetra (Thayakhittaya), so the Burmese equivalent of 2005 CE is 1366-1367. The new year begins in April, with Thingyan. The year 1300 (1938) witnessed massive demonstrations against the British colonial rule, and the Burmese consider it significant that Democracy Summer occurred exactly 50 years later, in 1350 (1988). The Buddhist era, which began in 543 BCE, is also used (e.g., 2005 was 2548), as well as the Western system.
   See also Calendar, Burmese.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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