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Thousands of Picnickers Celebrate Philippine Independence Day
Peter Payoyo
The Netherlands
June 9, 2007

It was another grand and memorable community picnic. The fiesta-like Independence Day celebrations on June 9 at the Spaarnwoudepark in Haarlem gathered thousands of picnickers in a whole day of fun, food and sunny festivity.

As in previous years, this year's Picnic was a colorful and enjoyable event for everyone: for the young and not-so-young, for families and friends, and for new-comers and old-timers from near and far. According to the Coalition organizers, the record number of people who joined the celebrations proves the ever-increasing popularity of the Picnic as a community tradition in observance of national freedom day: it has become the biggest, most sought-after "talagang Pinoy" annual reunion in the Netherlands.

People Power at the Picnic

The continuous stream of cars ...

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