Jun 8, 2012

151st Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal: June 19, 2012

The 151st birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal will be celebrated in the Philippines on Tuesday June 19th, 2012.

The National Hero of The Philippines

Jose Rizal Statue

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Dr. Jose Rizal, commonly known as the National Hero of the Philippines, was born on June 19th, 1861. Today, his birth anniversary serves as a day to remember his efforts in fighting against Spanish imperialism, tyranny, and cultural suppression. Penning famous works such as El Filibusterismo, Noli me tangere, Dr. Rizal’s writing helped free the Philippines from imperial control.

Filipinos Celebrate The Birth And The Death of Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal Stamps

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In the Philippines, both the birth and the death of Dr. Jose Rizal are celebrated every year. The death of Dr. Jose Rizal, or Rizal Day, is celebrated on December 30th, the day that he was executed by Spanish colonial authorities in 1896.

This year’s 151st Birth Anniversary

Jose Rizal 151 Anniversary

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This year’s annual event won’t quite have the fanfare that last year’s 150th birth anniversary had, however, the city of Calamba will celebrate with a week-long festival. A floral offering and program will be held at Rizal Shrine, and a civic military parade will begin at 12:00 PM on June 19th.

Rizal Photo Exhibit, Rizal Quiz & More

Dr. Jose Rizal Statue

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In addition to the Birth Anniversary festivities on June 19th, the city of Calamba is also launching a Rizal photo exhibit, using photos exclusively taken at last years “Rizal 150.” The city will also be holding a Rizal Quiz from June 13th-19th, a fun run called “Takbo para kay Pepe,” and many other activities throughout this weeklong celebration.

Whether you find yourself in Calamba, Laguna, or near the Rizal Shrine in Manila, you’ll find plenty of Rizal-themed activities to enjoy during the week of June 19th in the Philippines!

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