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Why does the Philippines celebrate Independence Day?

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June 12 is Philippine Independence Day. On June 12, 1898, Philippines declared their independence from colonial rule of Spain.

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Independence Day

An Independence Day is an annual event commemorating the anniversary of a nation's assumption of independent statehood, usually after ceasing to be a group or part of another nation or state; more rarely after the end of a military occupation. Most countries observe their respective independence days as a national holiday, and in some cases the observance date is controversial or contested.

The following is a partial list of independence days of countries around the world:


Independence Day

An Independence Day is an annual event commemorating the anniversary of a nation's assumption of independent statehood, usually after ceasing to be a group or part of another nation or state; more rarely after the end of a military occupation. Most countries observe their respective independence days as a national holiday, and in some cases the observance date is controversial or contested.

The following is a partial list of independence days of countries around the world:


Philippine Declaration of Independence

The Philippine Declaration of Independence was proclaimed on June 12, 1898 in Cavite II el Viejo (present-day Kawit, Cavite), Philippines. With the public reading of the Act of the Declaration of independence (Spanish: Acta de la proclamación de independencia del pueblo Filipino), Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain.


Filipino-American Friendship Day

Initially, celebration of the establishment of the Republic of the Philippines on July 4, 1946

Philippine Republic Day, July 4, also known as Filipino-American Friendship Day, is a day in the Philippines formerly designated to commemorate the official recognition of Philippine independence by the United States of America.


National Day

The National Day is a designated date on which celebrations mark the nationhood of a nation or non-sovereign country. This nationhood can be symbolized by the date of independence, of becoming republic or a significant date for a patron saint or a ruler (birthday, accession, removal, etc.). Often the day is not called "National Day" but serves and can be considered as one. The National Day will often be a national holiday.

Some countries have more than one National Day. For example, Pakistan has three National Days, none of which is named the ”National Day”. This signals the use of a ”class” of National Days, that are equally important in the foundation of the nation, and a ”class” of less important official public holidays.

This is a list of public holidays in the Philippines.

The Labor Code of the Philippines specifies two types of holidays: the "regular holiday" and the "special non-working day".

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