Peacock


Peacock
   The royal bird of Burma, whose splendid plumage symbolizes the sun (in Burmese legend, the kings are descended from the naymyo or the "solar race"). Apeacock displaying its tail appeared on a white field in royal flags during the late Konbaung Dynasty. During World War II, the motif was adopted by both the British colonial government and the nominally independent state headed by Dr. Ba Maw in 1943-1945. A different motif from the peacock displaying its tail is the "fighting peacock," its posture symbolizing resistance to colonial rule, used by student activists of the Rangoon University Students Union and the All Burma Students Union during the 1930s; it is also associated with the Democracy Summer movement of 1988. A flag adopted by several prodemocracy groups since 1988 displays a red field, a yellow fighting peacock, and a white star.
   See also Galon; Hongsa.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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