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Fiesta sa EDSA

The Fiesta sa EDSA is a commemoration of the bloodless People Power Revolution in the Philippines from Feb. 22-25, 1986, in which the dictatorial regime of Ferdinand Marcos was toppled. Two key government officers rebelled in protest of Marcos's oppression and demanded his resignation. Pro-Marcos forces threatened to annihilate them, but two million unarmed people, with offerings of flowers, food, and prayers, provided a human shield and overcame the military's firepower. The day is marked with ceremonies at the site of the revolution in Quezon City, a part of Manila. More...
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Fiesta sa EDSA
The Fiesta sa EDSA is a commemoration of the bloodless People Power Revolution in the Philippines from Feb. 22-25, 1986, in which the dictatorial regime of Ferdinand Marcos was toppled. Two key government officers rebelled in protest of Marcos's oppression and demanded his resignation. Pro-Marcos forces threatened to annihilate them, but two million unarmed people, with offerings of flowers, food, and prayers, provided a human shield and overcame the military's firepower. The day is marked with ceremonies at the site of the revolution in Quezon City, a part of Manila.
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Interesting that this Philippine holiday is called "Fiesta sa EDSA" here, when we Filipinos just call it the "People Power anniversary" or simply "EDSA" (after the acronym of the highway that it happened in), and there is certainly NO FIESTAS happening during this day. This is usually a day where a lot of street demonstrations from various interest groups converge on the streets to either celebrate the anniversary, or criticize the government. So this is a day where most people either stay at home to avoid the traffic, or a day go to the mall.
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