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Rizal Day (December 30) a Filipino Holiday

Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Rizal is Tagalog for Rizal’s Day of Heroism. It is observed in commemoration of the death of Filipino national hero Jose Rizal on December 30, 1896. He was executed by the Spanish colonial government in the Philippines for inciting rebellion. A firing squad was responsible for his death.

Rizal Day is a public holiday in the Philippines on December 30, 2008 (Tuesday). For the second year in a row, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will lead the commemoration in San Fernando City, La Union. It is the 112th Rizal Day celebration, and the ceremonies will televised live over the Philippine government’s TV stations.

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Filipino word for December: Disyembre

It’s the first of the December! It’s easy to remember that the Filipino word for December is Disyembre. It’s from Spanish diciembre.

Here are a few words and phrases to use with your Filipino friends in this festive month:

maginaw
chilly

Maginaw sa Disyembre.
It’s chilly in December.

malamig
cold

tsokolate
chocolate

mainit
hot

Gusto kong uminom ng mainit na tsokolate.
I want to drink hot chocolate.

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