Happy Philippine Independence Day! June 12 is the independence day of the Philippines and this 2020, we are celebrating 122 years of Philippine Independence. In Dubai, the Burj Khalifa has lit up with the colors of the Philippine flag.
While we are all practicing social distancing and we are not allowed to gather, Filipinos can still celebrate virtually. Filipino-led community groups have spearheaded events in order to celebrate this occasion.
The Filipino Social Club – FilSoc in the UAE will have a live video stream on their Facebook Page:
Kalayaan 2020 will also be having an online celebration inviting everyone to join Live via their FB page:
A photo of last year’s Philippine flag: colors of blue, red, and yellow on Burj Khalifa. This year, the tallest building in the world will light up again at 9:15pm.
Video from last year’s first Philippine flag being lit up on the tallest building in the world. You can see that there were a lot of people during this lighting event.
Again, Happy independence day to all our kabayans in the UAE and around the world!