Today, we acknowledge a significant event in the history of the Philippines - its Independence Day, celebrated every 12th of June. On this day in 1898, the Philippines declared its freedom from over 300 years of Spanish colonial rule. This proclamation took place in Kawit, Cavite, where the Philippine flag was first raised, and the national anthem was played. Since then, the day has been filled with patriotic fervor. Across the nation, you'll find parades, flag-raising ceremonies, cultural performances, and fireworks displays.
This day serves not just as a reminder of the Philippines' break from colonial ties but also as a celebration of its rich history, resilient spirit, and vibrant culture. In recognition of this special day, our colleagues based in the Philippines will be out of the office to join in the festivities and honor their national heritage. Please take note of this when scheduling or expecting responses.
Let's all take a moment today to recognize and respect the significance of this day, especially for our Filipino teammates. We encourage everyone to learn more about the Philippines and its rich tapestry of history and traditions.
Happy Philippines Independence Day! 🎉 Today, June 12th, we celebrate this significant day in history. Here are some fun facts about this holiday:
Please note, our offices in the Philippines will be closed today in observance of this holiday. We encourage everyone to take a moment to appreciate the rich history and culture of our Filipino colleagues. 🇵🇭
Today, we celebrate the Philippines Independence Day, observed annually on June 12. This significant day marks the Philippines' declaration of independence from Spain in 1898.
Please note, our offices in the Philippines will be closed in observance of this holiday. We encourage everyone to take a moment to appreciate the rich history and culture of our Filipino colleagues!
We hope this message finds you well. We are writing to remind you that Philippines Independence Day is coming up in about a week, specifically on June 12th.
As you may know, this is a public holiday in the Philippines and our offices based there will be closed in observance. We kindly ask you to plan your schedules and tasks accordingly, especially if your work involves collaboration with our colleagues in the Philippines.
In addition, we would like to inform you that besides the Philippines, the holiday is also observed in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Therefore, our offices in these locations will also be out of office on this day.
If you have any questions or need assistance in planning your work around this holiday, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Philippines Independence Day, also known as Araw ng Kalayaan, is celebrated annually on June 12. This day marks the Philippines' declaration of independence from Spain in 1898. The holiday is observed nationwide in the Philippines, with government offices and most businesses closed for the day.
Recognizing diverse holidays like Philippines Independence Day in global teams fosters inclusivity and respect for cultural diversity. It promotes understanding and appreciation of different cultures, enhancing team cohesion and productivity.
Ideas for celebrating this holiday at work: