Philippines: Manila Day

Philippines' Manila Day celebrates the founding anniversary of the vibrant city of Manila. It commemorates the city's rich history and cultural heritage, tracing back to its establishment by Spanish conquistadors in 1571. Manila, known as the "Pearl of the Orient," has been a hub of trade, culture, and politics for centuries, shaping the nation's identity. Manila Day honours the resilience and spirit of its people, reflecting on their journey from colonial past to modern metropolis.