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We had a company outing on Thursday so I brought my camera with me. In the past, the Farmers’ Market at the Daley Center Plaza has given me plenty of photo opportunities so on my lunch break I decided to take a walk with my camera and get some fresh air.
As I entered the Plaza, it dawned on me that June 12th is the commemoration of Philippines’ independence from Spain (June 12, 1898). It is a national holiday in the Philippines but Filipinos outside the country, specifically in Chicago, celebrate it with a presentation of our culture at the Daley Plaza – some singing and folk dancing. I certainly have forgotten about it because when I got there they were already packing up. I should have been there an hour earlier.
A trip to the Daley Plaza meant to see only the beginning of the Farmers’ Market suddenly acquired extra importance as it reminded me of the deep significance of the day for Filipinos and Filipino-American citizens.
Here are some snapshots of that day.
365 Project: Day 164