Philippines Independence Day (aka Day of Freedom) commemorates the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on the 12th June, 1898. It was not celebrated as the country's National Day until 1962 and the proclamation is depicted on the back of the Philippine five-peso bill. This declaration was written by Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista.
One of the 4 main public holidays in Japan, Nartional Foundation day it is celebrated with the traditional flag festival and parades all over Japan. Historically people were encouraged to express the love of their country; it is definitely a patriotic time.
Here is your guide to Italy’s National Day (Festa della Repubblic) which marks the official formation of the Republic of Italy. Celebrated on 2 June, this is one of the most important events of the summer and draws huge crowds.
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