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LGU-Pangasinan joins the nation in celebrating National History Month

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—LGU-P’sinan joins the nation in celebrating the National History Month this August.

The National History Month is celebrated as a special occasion to give value to predominant things about the history of each locality in the country.

In Pangasinan, various programs and projects were initiated by the present administration through the leadership of Governor Ramon V. Guico III. Tourism projects are undertaken to further promote the history, culture and tourism of the province.

Among the tourism projects centered on the importance of Pangasinan’s history is the restoration of Casa Real, known as the province’s first capitol. This is where significant cultural heritage from the past will be preserved.

According to a report from the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO) which is posted on their Facebook page, “Casa Real underwent restoration to bring it back to its original form during the Spanish era. After the restoration works were completed, its reopening was celebrated in June 2021.”

Under the current administration, Casa Real will be opened next month to inaugurate the Pangasinan Provincial Museum which is expected to amaze visitors, make Pangasinenses feel proud of their roots and provide a unique travel experience back to the past.

Casa Real was constructed in the mid-19th century and was declared a National Historical Landmark in the year 2002.

History Month was declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 339, s. 2012, and is celebrated in August since major events in the country’s history occurred in this month to include the National Heroes Day, the anniversary of the Cry of Pugadlawin, the Battle of San Juan del Monte, and the birth and death anniversaries of some heroes and presidents.

This year’s theme is,’Pagpapalaya ng Kasaysayan para sa Sambayanan’ (Democratizing History for the People).(Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan PIO with report from PTCAO)

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