A national holiday in Philippines , Rizal Day is observed on December 30th the anniversary of Rizal's 1896 execution at Bagumbayan in Manila. The day commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Jose Rizal, a Filipino nationalist, writer, and revolutionary who is considered the national hero of the Philippines.
Dr. Rizal was born in 1861 and is best known for his advocacy for reform and independence in the Philippines. He was a vocal critic of the Spanish colonial government and wrote numerous essays and books that called for change and reform. He was eventually imprisoned and executed by the Spanish authorities, but his work and ideas inspired the Philippine Revolution and eventually led to the country's independence in 1898.
Today, Rizal Day is a time for Filipinos to honor the memory of Dr. Rizal and his contributions to the country. It is a time for Filipinos to reflect on their history and the sacrifices that have been made in the pursuit of freedom and independence. On this day, Filipinos may participate in parades, ceremonies, and other events that honor Dr. Rizal and his legacy.