Today is Jose Rizal Day

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Today Filipinos the world over are commemorating the 116th death anniversary of our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. He was executed in Bagumbayan on 30 December, 1896 on crimes of sedition, rebellion and conspiracy. His literary masterpieces, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, sparked the Philippine revolt against the Spanish regime.

Even people from other parts of the world honor and recognize Dr. Rizal asΒ Asia’s first modern non-violent proponent of freedom. A reenactment of the day of his death, as well as a ceremony in his honor will be held at Rizal Park in Manila today, to be led by no less than Pres. Aquino himself.

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To join in the celebration of Rizal Day I shall be sending this Rizal Park postcard with a Rizal commemorative stamp to one lucky commenter! Leave your e-mail, too, so I will know where to reach you in case you won! πŸ™‚

7 thoughts on “Today is Jose Rizal Day

    1. musings on meanderings Post author

      We celebrate 2 days in a year for our National Hero, one in June 19, his birthday + on December 30, to commemorate his martyrdom.

  1. Joelle

    I remember, I was at the mall, and saw this Rizal stamp magnet.. and was thinking if I should buy it because it’s half priced. I didn’t bought it though. After then, I just realized that it was Rizal Day.. Oh well.. πŸ˜†

    Thank you for this offer πŸ˜€

    1. musings on meanderings Post author

      aww, too bad you were not able to buy it. i used to be such a big fan of rizal + magnets, too, so i would’ve probably bought that πŸ˜€

      you’re most welcome + good luck! ^_^

  2. Ridha

    hi..i am Ridha from Indonesia
    i know history is very interesting talk, get to know who the people who contributed to our country, to save the sovereignty of our country and sacrifice for the change.
    I’m very happy to collect a figure card. but unfortunately in my country is very difficult to get it … I hope to be the lucky person who gets a hero card from my lovely neighboring country πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

    my email :

    1. musings on meanderings Post author

      thanks for the lovely comment, Ridha. It is indeed fun + practical to learn about history + for that reason + more I am glad I discovered postcrossing. Am learning more about the world around me through this hobby!

      good luck! πŸ™‚

  3. Christa Hildegard

    What an amazing article! πŸ˜€ It’s great to learn about international heroes! πŸ˜€
    Best wishes from Peru!


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