Bakit Walang Pasok Kanina?

I was channel-surfing earlier when I last chanced-upon Lourd de Veyra’s weather forecast.
And he reminded me why “walang pasok kanina” (Special Non-Working Holiday).

Trivia: I just learned from Wikipedia that there was a law that prohibits cockfighting, horse racing and jai-alai every December 30. On a serious note, “Rizal Day is a Philippine national holiday commemorating the life and works of José Rizal, the Philippines’ national hero. It is celebrated every December 30, the day of Rizal’s execution at Bagumbayan, now known as Rizal Park, in 1896.”

Read more about how Rizal’s Death Anniversary: http://www.gov.ph/rizal-day-2011/

You can research more about why the day is very important, especially to Philippine History. One day I’ll find time to write about it too! Oh, and that’s the reason “kung bakit walang pasok kanina.”

Meanwhile, let me share some photos of the place once called Bagumbayan or what we also know as Luneta.

See more photos here.

Right across the Rizal Monument is KM0. KM0 is the Milliarium Aureum of the Philippines. It is the reference point of all kilometer markers in the Philippines, and mainly Luzon. I am fascinated by the yellow kilometer markers by the side of the road.

Dear Joe,
Thank you, for your fearless writing that sparked the revolution!
P.S. I hope you don’t mind me sharing photos of your birthplace. 😉
xoxo

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