The Quincentennial Commemorations of the Philippines’ 500 years logo was rendered as a giant solar art installation at the Luneta Park in Manila and lit up to signal the 100 days countdown to Lapu Lapu’s Victory at Mactan on April 27, 2021.
The quincentennial solar logo was revealed on January 17, 2021, as the Philippines launched the countdown to the 500th anniversary of Filipino heroism when the Magellan-Elcano expedition arrived in Cebu in 1521.
The Liter of Light global solar lighting movement hand-built the 500 years logo using 3,000 solar lamps created by volunteer solar engineers during the Asia Pacific Social Innovation (Taiwan) and Startup Energy Transition (Germany)-awarded Light it Forward Challenge campaign.
The event also launched the participation of 500 key officials in the Light it Forward movement to provide environmentally-friendly solar lamps to communities still without electricity.
The new large-scale solar artwork is the fourth installation following the three previous tributes to honor Filipino heroes battling the Covid-19 pandemic around the world. Liter of Light created the largest solar Philippine flag on Andres Bonifacio Day, November 30, 2020, the iconic image of Jose Rizal on December 30, and the largest solar rosary in the world on January 6.
Light it Forward challenged people at home while in quarantine to hand-build solar lamps for donation to communities without electricity.
Check out the January 2021 Calendar for the Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines.
Liter of Light is raising funds for 4,000 solar lights to create the Filipino Warrior giant solar artwork for April 27. You can be part of the movement by building your own solar light at home and donate it to a village through the Liter of Light. You can find the solar lamp kit on Lazada.
SEND CHEERS to the teams behind the lighting of the 500 Years solar art to signal the start of the 100 days countdown to Lapu Lapu’s Victory at Mactan!
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