Rizal Day is celebrated to commemorate the life, works and efforts contributed by Jose Rozal. Being one of the most important persons who lead the Filipino people towards the country’s freedom and sovereignty. Jose Rizal was hailedas the National Hero of the Philippines.

The commemoration for Jose Rizal’s life and work usually celebrated through the simultaneous wreith laying and flag raising ceremonies which is led by the Philippine President. This activity is usuallyheld in different Rizal Shrines in the country, with its focal points being the Rizal Park in front of his monument. The ceremony starts at 7:00am. The flag raising ceremony is purposely timed at 7:03am to coincide with the death of the National Hero of the Philippines.


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