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Philippines Independence Day 2021: Google Doodle Celebrates Filipino Day of Freedom

Google Doodle observes Philippines Independence Day (Araw ng Kasarinlán; otherwise called Araw ng Kalayaan, “Day of Freedom”), an annual national holiday in the Filipino.

Referred to in the Philippines as ‘Araw ng Kasarinlan’, or ‘Day of Freedom’, this day remembers the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on June 12th, 1898.

Philippines Independence Day History

Since the middle of the sixteenth century, the Philippines had been important for the Spanish Empire.

A mysterious group called ”Katipunan’ comprising Philippine activists who wanted independence had been revealed in 1896. This prompted the start of the battle for independence.

By 1897, a truce had been signed between the revolutionaries and the Spanish with the leaders of the revolution accepting to be banished outside the Philippines.

In 1898, after attacks on Americans interests in the region by the Spanish during the Spanish-American War, the US offered support to the independence movement, bringing back the rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo from exile, who rallied local Filipino help.

United against the Spanish with the American forces, more than 300 hundred years of Spanish standard was finished when Aguinaldo declared the independence of the Philippines in Kawit, Cavite, on June 12, 1898.

Under the Treaty of Paris, Spain agreed to surrender the Philippines to the United States for a payment of twenty million dollars. After a year, some Filipino’s begun to feel that all that had happened is that Spanish rule had been supplanted by American guideline, prompting the Philippine–American War.

The result of that was the suppression of Filipino insurrection and continuous American occupation with restricted self-rule.

It wasn’t until July 4, 1946 that the islands acquired their full independence. The independence from America on July 4th 1946 was celebrated as the Philippine’s Independence Day until 1962 when the date of June 12 was received to reflect the initial affirmation of independence by Aguinaldo.

4 July was praised as Independence Day until 1964. Subsequent to mounting pressure from the community, the government pronounced that 12 June would be The Philippines’ Independence Day and a national holiday. 4 July in the Philippines would then become the Philippines’ Republic Day.

A parade in Manila denotes the official celebrations, gone to by the President and government authorities. The parade features the Philippines’ military as well as some local associations and the different ethnic groups of the Philippines. Firework displays are likewise held, especially in Manila.

Independence Day is a day when numerous individuals, including government authorities, workers, and students, partake in cross country parades. In any case, the fundamental feature is the police and military procession in Manila headed by the country’s officeholder president, followed by a speech and a 21-gun salute.

Numerous Filipinos go through the day in parks and malls. Numerous Filipino communities in different nations additionally notice the country’s Independence Day celebrations.

Google Doodle on Philippines Independence Day 2021

On June 12, 2021, Google observes Philippines Independence Day 2021 with a Google Doodle.

On this day in 1898, a public reading of the Philippine Declaration of Independence in Cavite el Viejo (modern Kawit) announced the archipelago a sovereign country.

The present Doodle honors this historic anniversary, celebrated annually as Philippines Independence Day. This revolutionary event was followed by the first public performance of “Lupang Hinirang” (“Chosen Land”), the Philippine National Anthem, alongside the first hosting of the Philippine national flag, which is highlighted in the present Google Doodle artwork.

Loaded up with symbolic meaning, all of the flag’s colors represent a one of a kind element of Philippine pride. Blue represents the peace and justice acquired from Philippine leaders’ heroic sacrifice, red implies their courage and bravery, and the white triangle represents unity and equality.

Decorated on the most distant left of the flag glistens a symbol of freedom, a radiant sun with eight rays sparkling out of its middle. Each ray represents the first eight Philippine areas to look for independence: Nueva Ecija, Manila, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and Bataan.

In the corners of the flag’s white triangles are three stars that represent Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the three main regions of the Philippines.
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