He was Born on a Friday!

What does your “day” of birth tell about you?

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 political repression is a horrific fact of life. Obama pulled off his visit successfully as he has managed to do many times. He has an incredibly diplomatic nature.

Obama and several cabinet members including Hilary Clinton, visited the Shwe Dagon pagoda as a sideline of their Asia trip. It is not only incredibly beautiful, 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?  There’s a golden guinea pig below the altar that gives his birth day away.

Barack Obama performs a Friday ritual.

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

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

Image by Go Myanmar Tours


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