History and heritage shine at Araneta City's Independence Day celebration

History and heritage shine at Araneta City's Independence Day celebration

This June, Araneta City is throwing a grand celebration like no other for every Juan to mark the 126th anniversary of our country's hard-won independence from colonial rule. It's going to be an unforgettable experience filled with patriotic pride, thrilling festivities, and a whole lot of fun! 

Be part of Araneta City's WE ARE JUAN celebration and embrace the beauty and diversity of our nation's culture. Embrace the unique flavors, visual treats, and captivating music that make our country truly special. 

Here are some activities in store for you at the City of Firsts from today until June 12: 

Musika ni Juan: Revel in our freedom with the vibrance of Pinoy music 

We Filipinos pride ourselves on our inherent musicality, so no Independence Day festivity will be complete without music. Come to Gateway Mall 2 on June 12 and listen to the beautiful music of SB19’s leader and main rapper Pablo this Independence Day. See him live and be electrified by his stage presence as he performs hit singles like “La Luna,” “Determinado,” and “Akala.”    

Additionally, visitors to Ali Mall on the same day can listen to a marching band breathing new life to a few beloved classics. 

Obra ni Juan: Experience the art of Amorsolo in a new way 

 Fernando Amorsolo’s lasting legacy as a visual artist can never be denied. With his skillful mastery of color and texture, he captured the beauty and complexity of rural Philippines in every masterpiece. From June 7 to 12, see these beautiful pieces of art–with a surprising twist–at Gateway Mall 1! Witness the brilliant and lifelike work of Amorsolo rendered in Lego cubes at the Amorsolo Lego Art Exhibit, conducted in partnership with Pinoy Lego User Group (LUG). 

Produkto ni Juan: Enjoy the best Proudly Pinoy product and delicacies 

 If you’re looking for unique artisanal products and treats, then look no further! From June 8 to 12, Proudly Original Products of Quezon City (POPQC) is coming to Ali Mall bearing a wide array of trinkets, accessories, and food items that are 100% Pinoy-made. Be sure to head on over and pay them a visit because there are definitely tons of fun surprises waiting to be discovered. 

Disenyo ni Juan: Banner your Pinoy Pride through fashion 

 The Philippines is woven into a tapestry of colorful traditions and culture. Celebrate the diverse beauty of the Philippines through a fashion show that showcases the best of Filipino haute couture. Happening on June 9 at Farmers Plaza, this fashion show will highlight not just Filipino fashion artistry but also the indigenous weaves and materials that bring life to these beautiful clothes. Don’t miss this fashion extravaganza, presented in partnership with the Fashion Group of the Philippines. 

Name like Heroes: Join in on the online fun this Araw ng Kalayaan 

 Are you named after a hero? Or maybe you share the same name with one of our notable forebearers? If so, you can win a prize from the City of Firsts through Araneta City's fun digital promo! Check out this post on Araneta City's Facebook page and follow the instructions for a chance to be one of 70 winners of Independence Day surprise from the City of Firsts! 

Pagkain ni Juan: Explore the flavors of the Philippines 

 The Philippines is made up of thousands of big and small islands, each brimming with complex flavors. Discover some of the best the country has to offer by visiting Palenque at Gateway Mall 2! Discover some of the best in Filipino regional cuisine as you taste the specialties from Tindeli by Chef Tatung, BEL Iloco, The Original Chicken Fandian, Nasi by Bale Dutung, and Palm Grill. 

Palenque will have another exciting “daily specials” promo, so watch out for that!

Come and visit Araneta City this June and take part in the celebration of our heritage, history, and culture! 

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