Kalayaan (Independence) Picnic

Last Saturday friends and I attended the yearly Kalayaan (Independence) celebration held at Hamlick Park, MI.  Here is a snippet that I got from Wikipedia...our Declaration of Independence day is somewhat controversial ^_^

The Philippine Declaration of Independence occurred on June 12, 1898 in Cavite II el Viejo (now Kawit), CavitePhilippines. With the public reading of the Act of the Declaration of Independence, Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain, which had been recently defeated at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
The declaration, however, was neither recognized by the United States nor Spain. The Spanish government later ceded the Philippines to the United States in the 1898 Treaty of Paris that ended the Spanish-American War. The United States finally recognized Philippine independence on July 4, 1946 in the Treaty of Manila.[1] July 4 was observed in the Philippines as Independence Day until August 4, 1964 when, upon the advice of historians and the urging of nationalists, President Diosdado Macapagal signed into law Republic Act No. 4166 designating June 12 as the country's Independence Day.[2] June 12 had previously been observed as Flag Day and many government buildings are urged to display the Philippine Flag in their offices. Sources:Wikipedia


           When Filipinos gathered together their is always a lot of food and a lot of dancing just having fun!

                              Here are some of my flowers this week that has a hues of yellow and red.
                                                               My Marigold

                                              Doreen peony with a little yellow on the middle

                                       Linking this post to MELLOW YELLOW MONDAY
                                                 BLUE MONDAY    GREEN MONDAY
                                                           RUBY RED TUESDAY
NOTE: To all my blogger friends. I do appreciate your visit and leaving comments. I am away for two weeks. I am taking a course to make me a certified catechist. My class will start tomorrow and it would be from 9am to 4pm and with 15 minutes lunch time. I would definitely visit your blogs when I have enough time.  THANK YOU MUCH FOR COMING!!


imriz said…
its great to see pinoys having fun and dancing home away from home:)
Life Moto said…
masarap laging ginugunita ang araw ng kalayaan kahit saan ka man sa munda. dahil dito ay nakikilalala ng ating mga anak ang kultura and history ng ating bansa.

Life Moto - Happy Monday!
Mirage said…
Oh very timely pose! I'm btw a Cavitena :)
Mirage said…
i meant post! :D
Gemma Wiseman said…
Great series of happy shots! And love your flowers!
Maria @ LSS said…
That looks so fun. I love the flowers.

Happy RT.

Mine's here.
Clavel said…
Happy Ruby Tuesday! mine is here: http://clavsupclose.blogspot.com/2011/06/ruby-tuesday.html
I hope you could visit...
How fun, Kim! I love the dance shots. What a happy group. Thanks for all the info too.


Kathy M.
Life Moto said…
really fun to get together and celebrating our freedom.

Life Moto - Happy Tuesday!
chubskulit said…
Wow ate buti pa dyan parang feel na feel ang paiging pinoy hehehe
imriz said…
great to be back here again, manang kim:)

tejan said…
ang sayasaya..at mga dancers ah..hehhe

visiting from green..see yah!
Lainy said…
That's quite a happy celebration there for our Independence. MABUHAY!

My entries are up here:





See yah!
sHeNgKaY said…
Wow! thats fun..and cool..saya..saya..
from Green Monday..come and see my exciting
Inviting you to join Orange Tuesdays..still open till tomorrow..
Have a nice day!
melandria said…
beautiful flowers you have here, thanks for sharing. Looks like every one enjoys the day.

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