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Every May 28, Philippines celebrates the National Flag Day. This is the day of the 1898 Battle of Alapan.

Like any other flags, the Philippine flag contains symbols with hidden meanings.

Now, let’s dig deep into the symbols of the Philippine flag.

Colors

BLUE

Peace, Truth, and Justice

RED

Patriotism and Valor

WHITE

Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity

Symbols

TRIANGLE

Signifies the emblem of the Katipunan, the secret society that revolted against Spanish domination.

3 STARS

Represents the principal islands of the Philippine Archipelago: Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao.

8 RAYS OF THE SUN

Symbolizes the eight provinces that revolted against Spain: Manila, Bulacan, Tarlac, Cavite, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Laguna, and Batangas.

There you have it! Now you know what the symbols and colors in the Philippine flag are all about.

A little bit of Philippine history comes in handy, don’t you think?

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