Philippine National Symbols and Description
With regards to symbols, Philippines at any area have rich in different symbols. Similar to any country, Philippines has twenty two (22) national symbols that until now they are present in the society today. These are top 10 of Philippine National Symbol.
Bakya or wooden clogs—Philippine national footwear
This footwear is absolutely completed from limited light timber like laniti as well as santol. The cut will depend on foot size before finally trimmed until becomes silky. This can be varnished to have elegant looked.
Kalesa—Philippine national vehicle
The Philippine national vehicle like this is unique; you can’t find this vehicle to other progressive countries as of these days. This vehicle is driven by horse wagon. It has two- rounded wheels situated on each side plus the two- row seats can be occupied by four people. The driver will sit on the block of wood near the horse.
Baro at Saya—-Philippine national costume for women
This Tagalog term Baro at Saya which means blouse and skirt in English language is still available if you want to have it by ordering to expert old fashioned sewers. This baro’t saya is a without collar blouse and skirt. The entire appear of this pair of dress has industrialized keen on many-layered compilation of the kimona or inner shirt, the baro external shirt by means of its characteristically insubstantial supplies, very well needlework plus large sleeves.
Tinikling—Philippine national dance
This Philippine national dance is also unique. If you don’t know how to dance, surely you will be hit or caught by two bamboo poles. The Tinikling dance is performed by two people (Girl and boy) by hitting bamboo poles or piece of wood. At first, an easy step will be performed and goes faster and harder while this dance is being executed.
Lechon or Roasted pig–Philippine national dish
This Philippine dish is much admired in the midst of Filipino foods. Aside from tasty, the top skin of this roasted pig is crispy plus the filling of this Lechon is from herbs as well as vegetables plus lemon grass that makes the perfect taste comes out. This Filipino dish is usually prepared during special occasion like fiestas, birthdays, wedding’s, and any kind of parties.
Kalabaw or Carabao or water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)—Philippine national animal
This is usually use in farm to haul the plow as well as cart used to drag farm products produced by gardeners. This animal is allied by farmers to drive to their destination or to haul the farm for better cultivation. 18 to 20 years is the total life duration of Carabao. Female Carabao will normally deliver 1 calf annually.
Mangga/Mango (Mangifera indica) —Philippine national fruit
Mangga or known in English “Mango” is one of the sweetest fruit if totally ripen. If this fruit is ripening the color is yellow plus the smell is pleasant. This is known widely as well as globally. There are many export products from Philippines to any countries abroad.
Narra or Angsana (Pterocarpus indicus)—Philippine national tree
This kind of tree is usually big, cool plus outstanding tree. It is one of the most hunted woods intended for furnishings because of long-lasting quality. But for now, no one is allowed to cut Narra trees since they are rare or scarce species.
Anahaw or Fan palm (Livistona rotundifolia in Latin)—Philippine national leaf
It is called fan palm because the shape of the leaf is round fan-shaped leaves. It can be used to fan your self throughout warm days, Philippine is a tropical country. It is also used as props in most dances in Philippine cultural dances.
Dr. Jose Rizal—Philippine national hero
Dr. Jose Rizal is one of the famous national heroes in the Philippines. His real name is Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda and was born on 19th of June 1861 in Calamba, Laguna. He wrote the two famous novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo which are now included as daily lessons in third year and fourth year classes. One of his written poems is Mi Ultimo Adios. Due to his love to his country Philippines, he was executed by Spanish people on December 30, 1896. The reason of his execution is the Spaniards will not allow Jose Rizal to beat them. Jose Rizal is very intelligent hero possessing most of the skills as well as talents.
There are still 12 Philippine National symbols like eagle, milkfish, and barong Tagalog dress for men, sampaguita or Arabian jasmine, nipa hut and many more. Those Philippine symbols will be forever at Filipinos heart, mind and soul.