Dubai Celebrates Philippines’ Independence Day, Burj Khalifa Displays PH Flag

Dubai Celebrates Philippines’ Independence Day, Burj Khalifa Displays PH Flag

As the Philippines celebrates its 121st Independence Day, plenty of activities were done across the country to celebrate the event. Pinoy communities across the world also joined in on the festivities, honoring the Philippine flag and culture.


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But Pinoys were rather impressed when Dubai also joins in on the celebration, displaying the Philippine flag on the world-famous Burj Khalifa which is the tallest skyscraper in the world.


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Pinoys watching on the ground and on their computers erupted in cheers as the building lit up the flag’s colors – and a light show also followed, earning praise from the entire Filipino community.

But that’s not all! The huge LED screen on the Dubai Festival City Mall featured a full display of several Filipino icons who brought pride and honor to the country in the international scene.


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The icons include Filipino boxing champ and now Senator Manny Pacquiao, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, and many others.


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Aside from people icons, the light show also featured symbols that symbolize Filipinos, such as the nipa hut, the ‘king of road’ Jeepneys, various colorful Philippine festivals, and other stuff that showcase the Filipino culture.



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According to reports, the laser light show will run every hour from 7PM onwards, scheduled from June 13 to 15, 2019.


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Maraming Salamat Dubai Festival City Mall for partnering with us - the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and the Philippine Independence Day 2019 Committee - on this special day for all Filipinos…” wrote Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes on his official Facebook page, as he led the ribbon cutting and ceremony at the mall.


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It certainly gives all the Filipinos something to be proud of, something to be joyous about… at the end of the day, nobody is just Filipino or Emirati or Africans or Europeans but we're ALL human beings.



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