Symbols of Bohol
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The "Awit sa Bohol", or "Bohol Hymn" is the official hymn of the province of Bohol. The lyrics and music were written by Justino Romea, and arranged by Maxelende Ganade. The original lyrics are in English, but a translated Boholano version also exists. The Cebuano translation is credited to Ganade. During every program, or gathering, the Boholanos sing the Bohol Hymn after the Philippine National Anthem.
It has been said that it is "No wonder...the province even has its own provincial anthem".
The official flag of the province of Bohol also has symbolism. The blue symbolises nobility, the white purity, and the red courage. The bolos are there to commemorate the Tamblot and Dagohoy rebellions. The two arms in the center stand for the Blood Compact between Datu Sikatuna and Miguel López de Legazpi. Behind are the Chocolate Hills. The star commemorates Carlos P. Garcia.
The provincial dance is the Kuratsa Boholana.
- "Provincial Symbols of Bohol". Bohol. 17 May 2002. Retrieved 8 December 2006.