Philippine Independence Day 2014 marked by a Google doodle 'Bayanihan'

Philippine Independence Day 2014 Google Doodle

Philippine Independence Day is the subject of June 12, Thursday’s Google doodle with a special bayanihan-themed, on the occasion of the 116th anniversary of Philippine Independence.

Visit Google’s Philippine homepage (www.google.com.ph) to see the special doodle showing celebratory image of groups of people carrying the Philippine flag and practicing "bayanihan," the tradition wherein neighbors would help a relocating family by gathering under their house using bamboos, and carrying it to its new location.

Clicking the doodle will show Google search engine results pages related to Philippine Independence Day.

The 2014 Philippine Independence Day doodle is the fifth drawings to be featured on the Google’s Philippine homepage.

Here are the Independence Day doodles from 2009-2013:

Independence Day 2009
Independence Day 2010
Independence Day 2012
Independence Day 2013

June 12th is celebrated as Independence Day across Philippines to mark the day that the country declared its independence from the colonial rule of Spain. It was proclaimed by General Emilio Aguinaldo on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite.

Before the year 1962, the Independence Day of the Philippines or the “Araw ng Kalayaan” were celebrated every July 4. It was President Diosdado Macapagal who moved the date to June 12 through Proclamation No. 28 signed on May 12, 1962, to recognize the declaration of Gen. Aguinaldo.

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