Mexico Celebrates 200 Years of Independence

Mexico Celebrates 200 Years of Independence
... events and exhibitions, renovating Plaza Garibaldi and constructing a new metro line in Mexico City. With just under two weeks remaining until the Independence Day holiday, cities and towns across the country are preparing for extravagant celebrations and fiestas to honor the big day. Independence Day in Mexico is celebrated each year on September 16th, however many of the events to mark the occasion take place a day earlier on September 15th. And there’s no better place to celebrate the holiday...
September 5th, 2010 | Laura Nazimiec | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: celebration, event, featuredarticle, holiday, Independence Day

Happy July 4th…But is it really Independence Day?

... Even thought July 2nd was the true day of independence, the public accepted July 4th, the date listed on the Declaration of Independence, as Independence Day. In 1870, Congress declared July 4th as a legal holiday for federal employees but without pay. In 1938, federal employees were paid for the day off. And in 1941, DC government employees were added by Congressional  legislation.  Long May She Wave…. Happy Independence Day!! Images -  Yankee Doodle – public domain, flags from personal...
July 4th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: History & Information, Independence Day, July 4th, parade, Washington DC

Happy Independence Day Seattle!

A very happy Independence Day to everyone! I am returning to Seattle today after three weeks traveling in Europe.  It was a great trip, but no matter how great it was, there is something very special about returning home. I’m looking forward to enjoying our Seattle summer, and discovering all sorts of new places that I’ve heard about while on the road. Photo credit:  .shyam. @flickr Tags: Announcements, Independence Day, summer ...
July 4th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, Independence Day, summer

Celebrate 4th of July at Freedom Fest

Freedom Fest is one of the many celebrations taking place in San Antonio to celebrate Independence Day. Come out with your friends and family to enjoy local music, food, activities for kids and much more. Freedom Fest takes place on Saturday and Sunday, July 4th and July 5th at Market Square. Image: Something new this year, the festivities kick off at 9:00am on Saturday with a Freedom Ride (motorcycle ride) through downtown followed by the Opening Ceremonies at 10:00am. Each rider is asked...
July 2nd, 2009 | thesanantonioguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: 4th of July, Events, Family Friendly, freedom fest, Independence Day, san antonio 4th of july, san antonio events

And Let the Fireworks Begin!

Fourth of July = Independence Day = Fireworks. But, don’t try them at home or anywhere else outside sanctioned and controlled areas. We definitely don’t need more wildfires! Try some of these safe sites for watching ooh-and-aah sparkling spectacles. Some are free; others are ticketed events. Photo credit: The Oaks The Oaks mall: The fireworks begin at 9 PM on the hill behind The Oaks. Get there early to grab a viewing spot. Note that RV parking is not available. The Oaks 350 W. Hillcrest...
July 2nd, 2009 | M. L. Johnson | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Arts and Entertainment, Events, fireworks, Fourth of July, Independence Day

A Fourth of July Celebration in the Nation’s Capital

The annual National Independence Day Celebration in Washington, DC kicks off with the July 4th Parade at 11:45, the morning of Saturday, July 4th, 2009, starting at Seventh Street, NW and runs down Constitution Avenue to 17th Street. The parade feature military units, marching bands, drill teams, drill teams, VIP’s and celebrities, floats, equestrian riders, and giant balloons. It’s always a patriot treat for the kids.  And the annual National Symphony Orchestra concert on the West...
July 2nd, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Capital Fourth, Events, Family Friendly, Independence Day, July 4th Fourth of July, parade

Celebrate Philippine Independence Day

June 12 is celebrated as Independence Day in the Philippines. It’s a holiday, and a time to reflect on what freedom means to us Filipinos and to our native land. We have so much to be proud of, from heroes, natural bounty, acts of bravery and simple patriotism. May these inspire us to love our country even more: the literary gifts and martyrdom of Jose Rizal the courage of Macario Sakay and Andres Bonifacio the tenacity of Cory Aquino the patriotism of Ninoy Aquino the vision of Fidel Ramos...
June 12th, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Independence Day, Language and History, philippine culture, Philippine history, philippine independence day, rondalla

Ako Mismo! I, myself will celebrate Independence Day

... one that will help build a better Philippines. Having friends in that org, I can attest to their zealousness in getting this accomplished. So this Independence Day, I will proudly wear my dog tag. As a traveller, you too can get involved. Purchase a dog tag for P40 (or less than $1) for the first time tomorrow, June 12- officially Ako Mismo Dog Tag Day. Proceeds go to charitable beneficiaries and on the plus side the tags serve as tickets so you get a seat to see some of best Pinoy bands. (Don’t...
June 11th, 2009 | themanilaguide | Read More | Comments: 9
Filed under: Ako Mismo, Announcements, Events, Independence Day, June 12

Philippine Flags Fly High

... this week and you will no doubt see flags strewn popping up here and there. The tradition of putting a flag on your doorstep in preparation for Independence Day lives on. Take note of the “takatak boys” or roadside vendors who sell anything from cigarettes to fishing rods. For the past two weeks, they’ve been toting around flags of varying sizes and prices. Before you get one as a souvenir, it might be useful to know a bit about it. For one, the flag was created by to coincide with General...
June 10th, 2009 | themanilaguide | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: History & Information, Independence Day, Melchora Aquino, Philippine flag

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