Martyr Day in Myanmar commemorates heroes' sacrifices for independence and democracy.
General Aung San's assassination on July 19, 1947, inspired the observance.
Ceremonies and events held nationwide honor fallen heroes at the Martyrs' Mausoleum.
National flag flown at half-mast, schools, offices, and businesses closed.
Younger generation learns about history and the importance of democracy.
Martyr Day now holds added significance due to recent political turmoil and civil unrest.
It remains a day of reflection, unity, and hope for a free and democratic future.