Armed Forces Day in Myanmar
Armed Forces Day in Myanmar is held on March 27. Tatmadaw is the official name for the Armed Forces of Myanmar. This event in the third decade of the month March is annual. Help us
Tatmadaw simply means "armed forces" in Burmese, but the name has become synonymous with the current military authority, given its huge power in the country and global notoriety. The Tatmadaw's roots can be traced back to the Burma Independence Army, which was founded in 1941 by a group of revolutionaries that included Aung San, regarded by many Burmese as the spiritual "Father of the Nation". In 1989, it changed the country's official name to Myanmar.
Most recently in December 2021, a BBC investigation discovered the Tatmadaw carried out a series of attacks that involved the torture and mass murder of opponents, including dozens of children.
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