He was Born on a Friday!

What does your “day” of birth tell about you? Your answer depends upon the wisdom of “who” you choose to ask? Ask an ancient oracle and you may get more than you expect!

Back in 2012 thousands of Burmese citizens lined the streets to welcome American president, Barack Obama, to their country. He was there to extend a hand of friendship to Thein Sein, the new president and show support for opposition leader, Ang San Suu Kyi, who was confined to house arrest. Meeting with both leaders was a touchy situation in a world where punishment for political dissent is a horrific fact of life. Obama pulled off his visit successfully as he has managed to do many times with his incredibly smart and diplomatic nature.

During some free time Obama and several cabinet members including Hilary Clinton, visited The Shwedagon Pagoda as a sideline of their Asia trip. It is not only a beautiful destination, but the most sacred Buddhist temple in Rangoon. There they were offered the opportunity to participate in a traditional ceremony where blessings or wishes are requested from one of Seven Days of the Week Buddhas. From the photographs taken of the event we know that Obama was born on Friday. How’s that?  The golden guinea pig figure below the altar gives his birth day away.

Barack Obama performs the Friday ritual.

According to Go Myanmar Tours people born on Friday, like Barack Obama, have a tendency to resemble the guinea pig. They are loving, kind, sympathetic and sensitive. They have tons of fabulous ideas but might proceed in too many directions at once. They are naturally creative and become bored easily. Do you know the Burmese planet and animal for your day of the week?

Image by Go Myanmar Tours

The Burmese Days of the Week

Monday – Moon – Tiger
Tuesday – Mars – Lion
Wednesday AM – Mercury – Tusked Elephant
Wednesday PM – Moon – Tuskless Elephant
Thursday – Jupiter – Rat
Friday – Venus – Guinea Pig
Saturn – Saturday – Dragon / Snake
Sunday – Sun – Garuda / Eagle

Day of the Week Buddhas

Sunday through Saturday

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