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National Symbols that Reflect The Philippines’ Culture and Heritage(Philippine Heritage Month 2022)

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Canada is home to nearly one million Canadian people of Filipino descent. Alberta is the proud home of Filipinos, the second-largest visible minority population in the province and the third fastest-growing country.





Since 2018, and in perpetuity, the PROVINCE OF ALBERTA DECLARES THE MONTH OF JUNE AS - PHILIPPINE HERITAGE MONTH (PHM). The month-long nationwide celebration among Filipino-Canadians highlights the invaluable contributions to Canada's social, economic, and cultural fabric.


According to National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the official national symbols of the Philippines represent the country's traditions and ideals and convey the principles of Philippine sovereignty and national solidarity among its people.



Here are the first six of twelve National Symbols that Reflect The Philippines' Culture and Heritage



1. Fruit: MANGGA (Manila Mango). The golden colour that signifies richness and a heart shape that symbolizes a significant part of human anatomy made the Manila Mango the national fruit.



2. Bird: EAGLE. This bird is chosen as a national symbol representing the Filipino people's strength, uniqueness, love for freedom, and power.



3. Flower: SAMPAGUITA. This flower symbolizes purity, simplicity, humility, strength, devotion, fidelity and divine hope.



4. Gem: SOUTH SEA PEARLS. This precious gem is deeply rooted in the heart of the nation's history as it possesses the elegance that can shine alone on its own.



5. Sport: ARNIS. The national weapon for martial arts to reawaken the country's sense of nationalism and patriotism, and pride in the country's historical development.



6. Dance: TINIKLING. The traditional folk dance originated during the Spanish colonial era. A dance that uses a pair of bamboo poles, Tinikling is considered the oldest traditional dance in the Philippines.


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