Manuel Luis Quezón Day
Manuel Luis Quezón Day is held on August 19. Quezon City and other places in the Philippines named after Manuel L. Quezon. This event in the second decade of the month August is annual. Help us
Manuel Luis Quezon (1878-1944) was the first president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. He prepared the groundwork for Philippine independence in 1946. He Was a Bright but Lazy Student. As a schoolboy, Quezon was described as “bright yet lazy,” which was ironic since both her parents Lucio Quezon and Maria Dolores Molina were elementary instructors. It’s also safe to say that he was a naughty kid as his classmates and teachers at school tagged him “gulerato” or bluffer.
He was a talented card player. He was a brilliant lawyer.
Seventy-five years after his death on August 1, 1944, the name of former Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon has become resonant again as his unknown heroic deed during the World War II gets unveiled through the critically acclaimed flick “Quezon’s Game” currently being shown in theaters nationwide.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
National Heroes' Day in the Philippines on August 28 (celebrated on the fourth Monday in August);
Grandparents Day in Phillipines on September 10 (Second Sunday in September);
Commemoration of the Declaration of Martial Law on September 21 (the Philippines);
Teachers' Day in Taiwan on September 28 (and Chinese-Filipino schools in the Philippines, ceremonies dedicated to Confucius are also observed)