Saturday, May 25, 2013

Carrrassauga Philippine Pavilion May 24, 2013

Theme: Independencia Filipinas (Philippine Independence)

One of the most significant dates in the Philippine’s history is Independence Day because it marks the nation’s independence from the Spanish rule on June 12, 1898.  Filipinos celebrate it annually on June 12.  The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century. They were ceded to the United States in 1898 following  the Spanish-American War. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence from the United States.

Experience our heritage and history through traditional and cultural dance performances.

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