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Philippine Independence Day

MOUNT VERNON, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) Iowa may not be in the Phillippines, or anywhere close to the Philippines for that matter, but that didnt stop people in Mount Vernon from celebrating the countrys Independence Day.

To honor the country, an event was held to celebrate Filipino culture, including dance, music, and art.

This was the ninth year a Philippine Independence Day has been held in eastern Iowa, but it was the first time its been held in Linn County.

Those in attendance say its important for Iowas younger Filipino generation to experience their culture when the country is so far away.

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