LIST: Philippines’ role in 1st world circumnavigation marked in March events

1st world circumnavigation Philippines' role
Eighteen official events in March mark the Philippines’ role in the first circumnavigation of the world. Image from NQC.

We list here the March events in the calendar of activities for the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines released by the National Quincentennial Committee (NQC).

The country’s 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations marks the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan (April 27), the Philippines’ part in the first circumnavigation of the world by the Magellan-Elcano expedition (March 16-October 28), the first Holy Mass (March 31), the first Christian Baptism (April 14) in the islands, among other related events to be celebrated.

Here are 18 official activities in March for the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines:

  • Magellan vs Elcano: Magellan on Trial! Magellan and Elcano will be Judged Soon.
    10 March 2021
    Instituto de Cervantes de Manila
  • The Making of the Biggest Diorama on the Battle of Mactan Part I: Historical Research
    13 March 2021
    fb.com/ChinatownMuseum
  • Groundbreaking of the Guiuan Museum
    15 March 2021
    Guiuan, Eastern Samar
  • Visitation of the Spanish Navy training ship Juan Sebastián Elcano
    16 March 2021 – 19 March 2021
    Guiuan, Eastern Samar
  • Sabang: Early Southeast Asian-European Intercultural Conference
    18 March 2021 – 20 March 2021
    Online livestreaming via facebook.com/nqc2021
  • Visitation of the Spanish Navy training ship Juan Sebastián Elcano
    22 March 2021 – 24 March 2021
    Cebu City
  • Inauguration of the Battle of Mactan Diorama
    27 March 2021
    Sulu Garden Hall, Miag-ao, Iloilo
  • 500th anniversary of the mass at Limasawa
    31 March 2021

MARKERS

  • Unveiling of the Suluan quincentennial historical marker
    16 March 2021
    Suluan Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar
  • Marking of the Thirty-four Sites of the Philippine Route of the Magellan-Elcano expedition
    18 March 2021 – 28 October 2021
    Visayas, Palawan, and Mindanao
  • Unveiling of the Samar quincentennial historical marker
    18 March 2021
    Calicoan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar
  • Unveiling of the Homonhon quincentennial historical marker
    18 March 2021
    Homonhon Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar
  • Unveiling of the Gibusong quincentennial historical marker
    25 March 2021
    Magsaysay, Gibusong Island, Loreto Dinagat Islands
  • Unveiling of the Hinunangan quincentennial historical marker
    25 March 2021
    Hinunangan, Southern Leyte
  • Unveiling of the Limasawa quincentennial historical marker
    29 March 2021
    Government Compound, Limasawa, Southern Leyte

LECTURES

  • 19th Countdown to 500 Online Lecture Series: “Guiuan: The Beacon of Hope in the Pacific”
    18 March 2021
    facebook.com/nqc2021
  • CONSUELO J. PAZ LECTURE
    19 March 2021
    StreamYard and livestreamed in the Department of Linguistics’ Facebook page and YouTube channel
  • 20th Countdown to 500 Online Lecture Series: “Fr. Cantius Kobak, OFM and the Development of Samar-Leyte History”
    27 March 2021
    facebook.com/nqc2021

For more details about each celebration check out the NQC site.

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