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Zaandam’s Filipino Independence Day Celebration

Zaandam’s Filipino Independence Day Celebration

Zaandam’s Filipino community recently celebrated their 115th Independence Day on June 12th. The day started with a flag raising ceremony and traditional dance presentation, then lead to tug-of-war games on the pier, followed by an appreciation dinner and later a crew party.

Rotterdam Celebrates Filipino Independence Day

Rotterdam Celebrates Filipino Independence Day

Here are photos of the Filipino Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony held on June 12 as well as the tug-of-war competition held June 14. All photos were taken by our Assistant Culinary Operations Manager Yvonne den Haan.

Celebrating Filipino Independence Day aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

Celebrating Filipino Independence Day aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

This week, staff aboard Nieuw Amsterdam celebrated Filipino Independence Day. The holiday fell on June 12 and commemorates the Filipino Declaration of Independence from Spain in 1898. Thanks to the ship’s Human Resources Clerk Roi Napitupulu for sending in these photos.

Eurodam Celebrates Philippines’ Independence Day

Eurodam Celebrates Philippines’ Independence Day

On June 12, the Filipino community commemorated Philippines’ Independence Day with a celebration aboard Eurodam in the most Filipino way. At 2:00 p.m. in Kristiansand, the Filipino crew, together with other international crew members and ship staff officers, attended a salute to the flag at the mainstage. The Philippine National Anthem played while the flag…   read more of “Eurodam Celebrates…”