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Myanmar Peasants’ Day

Myanmar Peasants' Day

Myanmar Peasants’ Day

March 2

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Mar 2, Myanmar: Peasants’ Day

Also known as Farmers’ Day, Peasants’ Day is an annual public holiday in Myanmar on 2 March. The holiday is a day to mark and honour the contribution of agriculture and farming to Myanmar.

In Myanmar, around 70% of the country’s population are involved in farming and agriculture. The prosperity and success of the nation depends on the contribution of those working on the land, with over 60% of Myanmar’s Gross Domestic Product being generated from agriculture.

Peasants’ Day also marks the military coup of 1962, when General Ne Win came to power. The military-led government instigated a series of socialist reforms and remained in power until 2011.


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