The month of May is National Heritage Month by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 439. The celebration aims to create among the Filipino people a consciousness, respect, and love for the legacies of the nation’s cultural history.
This year’s NHM celebration theme is “Victory and Humanity: Upholding Filipino Heritage and Identity” in solidarity with the commemorations of the 500th anniversary of the Victory of Mactan and the 50tth anniversary of the Philippine part in the first circumnavigation of the world.
The theme underscores the need to strengthen public awareness and explore initiatives on advocating for the conservation and promotion of Philippine cultural heritage and the Filipino identity in this time of crisis.