Every 9th of April of each year, our nation celebrates ARAW NG KAGITINGAN (Day of Valor).
Araw ng Kagitingan is sometimes also called Bataan Day or Bataan and Corregidor Day. However way people prefer to call this special occasion, this is the day when we, as a nation, honor the courage and heroism of the Filipino and American soldiers, not to mention our brave civilians, who valiantly stood against the Japanese troops on the Fall of Bataan during World War II. This includes those who were part of the infamous Bataan Death March — a 140-kilometer walk where countless soldiers died.
Having fun and learning more of our history by celebrating Araw ng Kagitingan in Bataan
I was able to attend the recently held Araw ng Kagitingan 2016 in Bataan where I had a wonderful time being one with other fellow Filipinos commemorating this important part of our national history.
A parade of floats, a march of soldiers, as well as a special program held at the Dambana ng Kagitingan on top of Mount Samat were just some of the great things prepared during the festivities of Araw ng Kagitingan 2016.
And in case you didn’t know, Bataan also has a good number of places that serve great tasting and very affordable food.
I encourage you to visit Bataan during one of their future celebrations of Araw ng Kagitingan. Believe me, there’s nothing like it. Bring your friends, even your kids (if you have any). Apart from all the fun and festivities, there’s just so much everyone can learn from it.
If you haven’t really spent a good amount of time in Bataan, place this beautiful province on your list of must-visit places and be amazed.
Mabuhay ang ating magigiting na sundalo!
Thank you to my wonderful friends from Bataan Tourism for making this memorable Araw ng Kagitingan 2016 trip possible.