Linggo ng Kalayaan, known as the “Independence Week” is an annual national celebration in the Philippines held from June 6 to 12. It commemorates Philippine Independence Day, which signifies the country’s freedom and liberation from foreign domination.
On June 12, 1898, General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the Philippines’ independence from Spanish colonization, marking the culmination of the Philippine Revolution and the Filipino people’s struggle for liberty.
During the Linggo ng Kalayaan, the Philippines hosts vibrant parades featuring historical floats and cultural groups that showcase the rich heritage of the Filipino people. Numerous activities are organized, including gatherings, parades, competitions, and programs held in schools and public spaces. It serves as an opportunity to pay tribute and express gratitude to the heroes and courageous Filipinos who sacrificed their lives for the nation’s independence.
The Linggo ng Kalayaan holds great significance as it underscores the deep love and appreciation Filipinos have for their freedom. It encourages citizens to reflect on the arduous journey their nation embarked on to achieve independence and to continue striving for progress and development in the Philippines.
This annual observance, as mandated by Proclamation No. 194 signed on June 1, 1992, by former President Corazon C. Aquino, fosters a sense of nationalism and reinforces the value of freedom and democracy. It invites all Filipinos to take pride in their heritage and unite in celebration before the country’s “Day of Freedom” at the culmination of this festive week.
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