Pampanga Day

Pampanga Day
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Pampanga Day

December 11 marks Aldo ning Kapampangan or Pampanga Day which commemorates the establishment of La Pampanga, the first Spanish province of Luzon (and the second of the Philippines, after Cebu) on December 11, 1571.

As the province became one of the richest in Luzon thriving as the region’s agricultural center, its borders were redrawn and the other provinces of Central Luzon (Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, etc.) were formed from its outer towns.

Etymology
Pampanga comes from Spanish La Pampanga, which comes from Kapampangan pampang / pangpang (“riverbank”, after the province‚Äôs landscape of many rivers and banks), and the Spanish suffix -a which forms feminine nouns.

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