Aurora Day

Most Aurorans know Doña Aurora Quezon only from her statue at the Capitol. Here’s her real picture side by side with the sculpture. Can you see the striking resemblance?

On February 19, 2005 Aurora will celebrate it’s 26th Foundation Anniversary and the 117th birthday of our lola, Doña Aurora Aragon-Quezon. The event has always been billed as a double celebration. But do you know that Aurora, the province, was not really founded on February 19 and on that date this year, Aurora will be 5 months and 24 days short of it’s real 26th anniversary. Batas Pambansa Blg. 7, the law that created Aurora Province was actually signed by President Ferdinand Marcos on August 13, 1979. Maybe there’s a resolution somewhere in the vaults of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan moving the date of Aurora’s Foundation anniversary celebration from August 15 to February 19. I’m only in my historian mode and that ends my lecture.

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4 Responses to “Aurora Day”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Her B&W picture has an amazingly close resemblance to my Auntie “Te” Lorente. (her maiden name is Aragon)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Interesting I think i already read that but i think aurorans must also know this despite the possible conflicts of changing the aurora day event.

  3. marie mallen says:

    i was an auroran before
    its a great school you’ll love it

  4. Janet says:

    I found your site in search for Aurora Quezon’s picture. I was not born in Aurora but my family came from Quezon. My father was born in Atimonan. Thanks for your site. I admire the Quezon family and Mrs. Aurora for being a devoted wife and dedicating her life to charities.

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