Finally, I’m back and let me start the week on a positive note.
June 12, 2017 marks the 119th Philippine Independence Day and every filipinos around the world are celebrating.
With that said, enjoy your holiday guys!
Now, here’s a quick view on what our Philippine flag symbolizes and thanks to google for making it easier to find this image.
I won’t be sharing why and how we gained our independence because it’s going to take us forever to finish, instead here is a link if you’re interested about the History of the Philippines.
Also, here is an image of our National Costume.
One of the most popular means of public transportation is called Jeepney. The nicer it looks, the more passengers you get.
We also have Motorela (tricycle).
and Tri-sikad, a bicycle with a sidecar.
Philippines consists of 7,107 islands and there are so many wonderful places for you to see. Though I know that it’s known for terrorism, abduction and more. But just like every other countries, it depends on where you go.
To name a few, here are some amazing places that Filipinos loves to visit and even foreigners from all over the world have explored too!
Check out the “10 Top Tourist Attractions in the Philippines” HERE.
Philippines is also where you can find the world’s smallest monkey also known as Tarsier.
Tarsiers are small animals with enormous eyes; each eyeball is approximately 16 mm in diameter and is as large as its entire brain.The unique cranial anatomy of the tarsier results from the need to balance their large eyes and heavy head so they are able to wait silently for nutritious prey. Tarsiers have an incredibly strong auditory sense because their auditory cortex is very distinct. Tarsiers also have very long hind limbs, due mostly to the extremely elongated tarsus bones of the feet, from which the animals get their name.
To know more about this cute and unique creature, you may click HERE.
Filipinos LOVEs dried (salted) fish. You can find this on the streets around the supermarket. To foreigners, the smell is awful but to us it smells divine. ❤
Photos below were taken during my trip back home last November.
The infamous Lechon (Roast pig) which is cooked over charcoal. The meat is very tasty and tender while the skin is super yummy and crispy. You will find this in different occasions may it be your birthday, anniversary, christmas, new year or even without any occasion. Everything in this Lechon is edible, from the tongue to the tip of the tail. This is basically the centerpiece and Philippines national dish!
National Regular Holidays in the Philippines
Just so you know, people in the Philippines are so spoiled when it comes to holidays. Here are the list of non-working holidays that we look forward to.
New Year’s Day – January 1, 2017 (Sunday)
Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9, 2017 (Sunday)
Maundy Thursday – April 13, 2017 (Thursday)
Good Friday – April 14, 2017 (Friday)
Labor Day – May 1, 2017 (Monday)
Independence Day – June 12, 2017 (Monday)
National Heroes Day – August 28, 2017 (Monday)
Bonifacio Day – November 30, 2017 (Thursday)
Christmas Day – December 25, 2017 (Monday)
Rizal Day – December 30, 2017 (Saturday)
Nationwide Special (Non-Working) Holidays List
Additional special (non-working day) – January 2, 2017 (Monday)
Chinese New Year – January 28, 2017 (Saturday)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary – February 25, 2017 (Saturday)
Black Saturday – April 15, 2017 (Saturday)
Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21, 2017 (Monday)
Additional special (non-working) day – October 31, 2017 (Tuesday)
All Saints Day – November 1, 2017 (Wednesday)
Last Day of the Year – December 31, 2017 (Sunday)
I guess this post is getting longer and longer so I better end this here.
I can go on and on and on about the history of the Philippines and even more, but what’s important is that, our country is one of the best countries out there. It has a lot to offer than what others think. From the hospitable people, to it’s one of a kind beauty of nature!
With it’s tagline “It’s More Fun in the Philippines“, our independence made everything possible.
To sum it all up, check this out video out!
Happy Independence Day Philippines!
I’m proud to be a Filipino. ❤