Bataan Day

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Bataan Day

April 9
A national legal holiday in the Philippines in commemoration of the disastrous World War II Battle of Bataan in 1942, in which the Philippines fell to the Japanese. It is also known as Araw ng Kagitingan or Heroes Day in the Philippines. Also remembered on this date are the 37,000 U.S. and Filipino soldiers who were captured and the thousands who died during the infamous 70-mile "death march" from Mariveles to a Japanese concentration camp inland at San Fernando. Ceremonies are held at Mt. Samat Shrine, the site of side-by-side fighting by Filipino and American troops.
CONTACTS:
Philippine Tourism Center
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www.wowphilippines.com.ph
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 59
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The Bataan Death March kilometer markers that follow the path of the infamous Bataan Death March through Bataan, Pampanga, and Tarlac some 76 years ago will be restored to their former glory thanks to the efforts of Philippine Veterans Bank and its partners.
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