Philippines Independence Day is Celebrated on 12th June Every Year!
Saturday 12th June 2021
What Is The Independence Day of The Philippines?
The 12th of June is the day on which the Philippines celebrates its Independence. It was the day when the Philippines separated from Spain back in 1898. This day is named Araw ng Kasarinlán, also known as Araw ng Kalayaan, “Day of Freedom.”
Happy Independence Day Celebrations:
Independence Day in the Philippines is the day when people attend the Philippines Independence Day Parade. Everyone, including the government officials, employees, and students, takes part in this parade nationwide. The main thing of this parade is the police and the military parade that happens in Manila. The country’s president governs this parade. A speech follows the president’s speech, and after that, there is a 21-gun salute. Most Filipinos love to spend the day in parks and malls along with their families. Several other communities in different countries also observe Independence Day celebrations. People are also seen greeting each other and wishing Happy Independence Day Philippines to others.
Some Facts About The Philippines:
To know a bit more about the Philippines, let us first get some basic knowledge about the country.
Where Is The Philippines Located?
It would be baseless to talk about the Philippines without even knowing the geographic location of the country. The Philippines is an island country of Southeast Asia and is in the western Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago consisting of some islands and islets lying about 500 miles off the Vietnam coast. Manila is the capital city of the Philippines.
When Did The Philippines Gain Independence?
The Philippines gained Independence from Spain in 1898. If we talk about its Independence from the United States, it happened on the 4th of July, 1946. But it’s been almost 121 years since the Philippines is called an Independent land.
How Many Islands Are There In The Philippines?
The Philippines is an island country with 7,100 islands, and all these on the western side of the Pacific Ocean.
What Language Is Spoken In The Philippines?
Talking about the officials, the country has two official languages: Filipino and English. But locally, the three most widely spoken languages in the Philippines are Tagalog, Cebuano, and Ilocano. Other significant languages in the country are Pangasinan, Kapampangan, Bicolano, Ilonggo, Waray, Maranao, Maguindanao, and Chavacano.
What Currency Does The Philippines Use?
Philippine peso is the currency that is used in the Philippines. It’s symbol being $ and PhP.
Why We Celebrate June 12 as Philippine Independence Day:
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Famous Days in the Philippines:
After knowing some basic things about the Philippines, it’s the right time to tell about some of the Philippines’ famous days.
National Heroes Day Philippines:
The National Heroes Day of the Philippines is celebrated on the last Monday in August. This day is named ‘Araw ng mga Bayani.’ This day honors the bravery of all the heroes of the Philippines. These heroes are the ones that struggled for freedom, especially those who vanished into anonymity.
Who are the National Heroes Of Philippines?
The following list of National Heroes was produced about a year before the revolt against Spain. This list includes:
Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Sultan Dipatuan Kudarat, Juan Luna, Melchora Aquino, and Gabriela Silang.
Mother’s Day Philippines:
Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year. The Philippines is a country having diverse cultures. That is why Mother’s Day is celebrated differently in different regions. The date of Mother’s Day also varies in the Philippines.
All Souls Day Philippines:
All souls’ day is a day dedicated to almsgiving and a day of prayers for the dead. This day’s primary purpose is to honor those dead and do something good for the deceased. The 2nd of November is the day when this day is observed annually all over the Philippines. Most of the eastern cathedrals celebrate this day before Lent and Pentecost.
All Saints Day Philippines:
The 1st of November is the day when All Saints’ Day is generally celebrated in Philippines. The names All Hallows’ Day, Solemnity of All Saints, Hallowmas, or Feast of Saints are also used for All Saints’ Day. All Saints’ Day is a celebration of all Christian saints, especially those who have no special feast days of their own, in many Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant churches. In many western churches, it is annually held on the 1st of November, and in many eastern churches, it is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost.
Labor Day Philippines:
Labor Day is also known as May Day. It is a public holiday in most countries, and it is the same in the Philippines. The expected date of its observance is the 1st of May, but the date can vary too. Labor Day is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. In 2021, it falls on a Saturday.
National Youth Day Philippines:
The National Youth Day is an event that is organized by the Catholic Church in the Philippines every year. This has been celebrated since 1986. The primary purpose of the Youth Day is to encourage the participation of young pilgrims in church activities.
Fathers’ Day Philippines:
Father’s day comes on different days every year. In 2021, this day will be celebrated on the 20th of June, Sunday. The citizens of the Philippines have various traditional ways for the celebration of this day.
National Siblings Day Philippines:
The National Siblings Day is an unofficial holiday and is observed on the 10th of April every year. This day is celebrated to honor the brothers and sisters and all the things they do for each other.