‘Happy 4th of July’

Filipinos have celebrated two dates of independence. June 12th commemorates Philippine independence from Spain in 1898, while July 4th marks the American recognition of Philippine independence in 1946. The former (6/12) is currently the official holiday in the Philippines.

Maligayang ika-apat ng Hulyo!
Happy 4th of July!

Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan!
Happy Independence Day!

kalayaan
freedom

gera / digmaan
war

ika-apat ng Hulyo
fourth of July

paputok
firecracker

maingay
noisy

torotot
child’s trumpet, party horn

beterano
veteran

Kongreso
Congress

mais
corn

puti
white

pula
red

asul
blue

bughaw
blue

sorbetes
ice cream

bandila
flag

parada
parade

buwis
taxes

yelo
ice

Araw ng Pagkakaibigang Pilipino-Amerikano
Filipino-American Friendship Day