The Facts on National Heroes Day
Many Filipinos don’t really know the reason why there is such a holiday as “National Heroes Day” celebration in the country. (I am pretty much sure, you don’t either, do you?)
Well, here are the facts National Heroes Day seeks to celebrate both KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEROES who does not have a specific date for their individual commemoration. It was first signed into law through Republic Act No. 3827 on October 28, 1931 declaring the last Sunday of August of every year as an official national holiday. On July 24, 2007 the celebration was amended by Republic Act No 9492, moving the date to every last Monday of August.
A fact to consider and note however is, remember NO SPECIFIC HERO/ HEROINE is mentioned during National Heroes Day. The law placed into practice and effect that the special day celebrates the bravery of ALL FILIPINO HEROES/ HEROINES who have faced death or persecution for the nation, justice or for freedom. There are no specifics to offer to the bravery of the countless many faceless, unnamed heroes. This only proves in a manner of speaking that every province in the country has its own set of heroes/heroines to look up to and give proper admiration and honor.( Surely, being under the Spanish, Americans, and Japanese occupations, there would be thousands of unnamed heroes hidden in the annals of Philippine history!)
In connection with this special occasion in the nation’s colorful history, goods.ph will hold a Great Hero Sale from August 26-31, 2015 where one can find great items at low, affordable prices!
From the Islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the faceless, unknown or unsung hero or heroine could be a leader of a localized rebellion fighting the enemy or one who fed and sheltered a prisoner of war or helped hide one from the authorities. Even one who merely helped finance the cost of a rebellion or war. But, one thing is for sure, the ordinary people during times of war and occupation are also heroes in their own right.