Philippine Independence Day

Since the beginning of June, the Filipino community is celebrating the Philippine Independence. 
A brief background:  The Filipinos revolted against the Spanish in 1896;  followed with an outbreak of  war between Spanish and American.  With the help of Americans, Philippine gained its independence on June 12, 1898. 
In Vancouver, several venues were going on: 
Raising of the Philippine flag at the Vancouver City Hall
Raising the Flag

Raising the Flag

  
Waterfront Party for two days 
North Shore Waterfront

North Shore Waterfront

 
Traditional Dancing 

 
Traditional clothing 
Traditional Clothing

Traditional Clothing

 
Behind these pictures is the Paparazzi aka my brother and the mayor 

National Anthem – Filipino language with English translation 
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22 thoughts on “Philippine Independence Day

  1. Dear Fellow Blogger Perpetua:

    I am always impressed with your creativity and talent that makes your posts and blog so impressive. Today I have nominated you and your blog for The Most Creative Blogger Award, as one of the top ten Most Creative Bloggers. Please do accept it. The details are at: http://dshenai.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/nominating-top-ten-blogger-for-most-creative-blogger-award/

    Thanks and have a great day,
    -Deo

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