Today is the Independence Day of the Philippines. Filipinos celebrate it yearly on June 12. I have written a little bit of our history in “What is Pinay?” article, the Spanish colonized the Philippines in the 16th century.
Filipinos all over the world are celebrating our Independence Day if it’s not today (because it falls on Friday, a weekday), maybe on the weekends.
In Dubai, Yearly, the Filipino community is celebrating Independence Day by massive gatherings, cultural events, and concerts. Contrary to their annual tradition, this time, they arranged a virtual call to commemorate the 122nd Philippine Independence Day. This is their first time to celebrate online abiding with the order to stay home due to COVID-19.
The Online Celebration held June noon onwards via their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Kalayaan2020DNE