Facts about Philippines Independence Day

Celebrates the Philippine Declaration of Independence on 12 June 1898.

To mark the day, here are 6 interesting facts about Philippines Independence Day.

The yo-yo was invented in the Philippines as a traditional hunting weapon Philippines Independence Day Facts

Two of the world's five largest shopping malls are in the Philippines Philippines Independence Day Facts

Widows in the Philippines must wait 301 days before marrying again Philippines Independence Day Facts

The islands were named after King Philip II of Spain by 16th-century Spanish explorers Philippines Independence Day Facts

The Philippines is the only country, apart from Vatican City, where divorce is forbidden. The rule does not apply to Muslims Philippines Independence Day Facts

The flag of the Philippines is the only national flag that is flown differently during times of peace or war. A portion of the flag is blue, while the other is red. The blue portion is flown on top in time of peace and the red portion is flown in war time The flag of the Philippines is the only national flag that is flown differently during times of peace or war. A portion of the flag is blue, while the other is red. The blue portion is flown on top in time of peace and the red portion is flown in war time Philippines Independence Day Facts
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