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EDSA People Power Commemoration Week

Join us in honoring the spirit of democracy and unity during EDSA People Power Commemoration Week. Let's remember, reflect, and inspire change together!
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Get ready to commemorate a significant event in Philippine history during the EDSA People Power Commemoration Week from Feb. 22-25! This week marks the anniversary of the historic peaceful revolution that took place in 1986, when millions of Filipinos gathered along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) to protest against the oppressive regime of President Ferdinand Marcos. The rallying cry "Tama na, Sobra na, Palitan na!" echoed throughout the country, ultimately leading to Marcos' ousting and the restoration of democracy in the Philippines. This week is not only a time for reflection and remembrance, but also a celebration of unity and hope for a better future for our nation. Join in on various events and activities happening nationwide to honor this important moment in our history.

History of EDSA People Power Commemoration Week

EDSA People Power Commemoration Week Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1965</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Marcos Assumed Presidency</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ferdinand Marcos assumed the presidency, starting a 21-year rule, marked later by martial law, human rights abuses and corruption.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1972</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Martial Law Declaration</div><div class='timeline-text'>Marcos declared martial law ostensibly to suppress increasing civil strife and the threat of communist takeover.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1983</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Aquino's Assassination</div><div class='timeline-text'>Opposition leader Benigno Aquino Jr. was assassinated upon returning from exile, triggering massive protests against the Marcos regime.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1986</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>People Power Revolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>From February 22 to 25, the EDSA People Power Revolution occurred, a series of popular demonstrations that led to the ousting of Ferdinand Marcos.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1986</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Corazon Aquino Assumes Presidency</div><div class='timeline-text'>Corazon Aquino, widow of the assassinated Benigno Aquino Jr., assumed the presidency, restoring democracy in the Philippines.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1991</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First People Power Anniversary as Holiday</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first People Power Anniversary was declared a national holiday, marking the peaceful revolution that ended Marcos' dictatorship.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate EDSA People Power Commemoration Week

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Join a peaceful march</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Participate in a peaceful march to honor the spirit of the EDSA People Power Revolution. This is a great way to show your support for democracy and the importance of unity.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a historical lecture</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Educate yourself about the events leading up to the EDSA Revolution by attending a historical lecture. This will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation for this significant event in Philippine history.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a community service project</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Give back to the community by organizing a community service project during EDSA People Power Commemoration Week. This could be a charity event, clean-up drive, or any other activity that promotes unity and civic engagement.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a film about the EDSA Revolution</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Spend a cozy night in and watch a film about the EDSA Revolution. This is a great way to learn more about the event while also relaxing and having some quality time with friends or family.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create an art piece inspired by EDSA Revolution</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Channel your creativity and create an art piece that reflects the spirit of the EDSA People Power Revolution. This could be a painting, sculpture, or any other form of art that captures the essence of this historic event.</p></div></div>

Why We Love EDSA People Power Commemoration Week

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a celebration of unity and democracy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The EDSA People Power Commemoration Week is a time to remember and honor the historic peaceful revolution that overthrew a dictatorship in the Philippines. It serves as a reminder of the power of the people to come together and stand up for their rights and democracy.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a chance to reflect on our history</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>During this week, we can take the time to learn more about the events that led up to the People Power Revolution and its impact on our country. It allows us to reflect on our past, appreciate how far we've come, and continue working towards a better future for all Filipinos.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's an opportunity for national pride</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The EDSA People Power Commemoration Week celebrates a major event in Philippine history and highlights the resilience and bravery of the Filipino people. It's a time to show national pride and come together as a community to honor our shared heritage and values.</p></div></div>

5 Unveiled Facts About EDSA People Power

EDSA People Power Commemoration Week FAQs

When is EDSA People Power Commemoration Week?

EDSA People Power Commemoration Week is celebrated on February 22 every year. In 2024, the date will fall on a Thursday.

EDSA People Power Commemoration Week Dates

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2023

Feb 22

Wednesday

2024

Feb 22

Thursday

2025

Feb 22

Saturday

2026

Feb 22

Sunday

2027

Feb 22

Monday

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