Rizal Day is a Philippine national occasion recognizing the life and works of Jose Rizal, one of the Philippines' national saints. It is commended each December 30, the commemoration of Rizal's 1896 execution at Bagumbayan introduce day Rizal Park in Manila. Rizal Day was first established with a declaration by President Emilio Aguinaldo issued December 20, 1898 and observed December 30, 1898 as a national day of grieving for Rizal in Malolos, Bulacan and all casualties of the Spanish frontier administer of the Philippines.
Daet, Camarines Norte was the principal town to take after the announcement, fabricating a landmark planned by Lt. Col. Antonio Sanz, drove by Sanz and Lt. Col. Ildefonso Alegre, and financed by the townsfolk of Camarines Norte and whatever is left of the Bicol Region. Completed in February 1899, the three-layered stone arch recording Rizal's books Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, and Morga, for Antonio de Morga, writer of Sucesos de las islas Filipinas, a book about the beginning of the Spanish colonization in the Philippines.
Rizal Day services are held at Rizal Park in Manila. This is generally held at a young hour toward the beginning of the day, drove by the President and Vice President, and includes the raising of the national banner at Independence Flagpole, trailed by a flypast by the Philippine Air Force and the laying of a wreath at the Rizal Monument. The President likewise for the most part has a year-end address that is first communicated on this occasion.