12 June 2014

Google Doodle Features Independence Day, National Holiday in Philippines

In the celebration of Day of Freedom in the Philippines, Google Doodle celebrates and features annual national holiday in the Philippines(Independence Day) that is observed 12 June.
In the Google Doodle, it has a colorful yet meaningful graphic that depicts way of Bayanihan (helping hands together).

Historically, Independence Day falls on 4 July same with the US's Independence Day but until 1962.

It was on 4 August 1964, that Republic Act No. 4166 was renamed the 4 July holiday as "Philippine Republic Day", and proclaimed 12 June as "Philippine Independence Day", and enjoined all citizens of the Philippines to observe the latter with befitting rites. Prior to 1964, June 12 has been observed as Flag Day.

Araw ng Kasarinlan; also Araw ng Kalayaan
Araw ng Kasarinlan; also Araw ng Kalayaan
In Filipino, it is called Araw ng Kasarinlan; also Araw ng Kalayaan.
Image: Google 
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