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Philippines Holidays 2017

Alex Dalley September 13, 2016 General No Comments on Philippines Holidays 2017

Philippine holidays

Regular holidays

New Year's Day
January 1 Sunday


New Year's Day is perceive on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar. In pre-Christian Rome down the Julian calendar, the day was dedicated to Janus, god of gateways and early stages, for whom January is also named. As a date in the Gregorian calendar of Christendom, New Year's Day liturgically significant the Feast of the Naming and Circumcision of Jesus, which is still observed as such in the Anglican Church and Lutheran Church. In present, with most countries now using the Gregorian calendar as their de facto calendar, New Year's Day is probably the most public holiday, often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in for each time zone. Other global New Years' Day traditions include making New Year's resolutions and calling one's friends and family.

Araw ng Kagitingan
April 9 Sunday


Araw ng Kagitingan (Filipino for Day of Valor), also well-known as Bataan Day or Bataan and Corregidor Day, is anational observance in the Philippines which celebrates the fall of Bataan during World War II. It falls on April 9, although in 2009 it would have accorded with Maundy Thursday and its celebration for 2009 was moved to April 6.

Maundy Thursday
April 13 Thursday


Maundy Thursday (also well-known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries) is the Christian holy day dropping on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as designated in the Canonical gospels. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed through Good Friday.
The date is always between 19 March and 22 April inclusive, but these dates fall on changed days depending on whether the Gregorian or Julian calendar is used liturgically. Eastern churches commonly use the Julian calendar, and so celebrate this feast throughout the 21st century between 1 April and 5 May in the more usually used Gregorian calendar. The liturgy held on the evening of Maundy Thursday initiates the Easter Triduum, the dated which celebrates the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ; this period includes Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and finishes on the evening of Easter. The Mass or service of worship is normally celebrated in the evening, when Friday starts according to Jewish tradition, as, according to the three Synoptic Gospels, the Last Supper was held on the feast of Passover; allowing to the Gospel of John, however, Jesus had his last supper on Nisan 14, the night before the first night of Passover.

Good Friday
April 14 Friday

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Good Friday is a Christian religious holiday that the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed throughout Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observation of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday, though the last period properly refers to the Friday in Easter week.
Good Friday is a widely instituted legal holiday in numerous national governments around the world, including in most Western countries (especially among Anglican and Catholic nations) as well as in 12 U.S. countries. Every countries, such as Germany, have laws prohibiting certain acts, such as horse racing and dancing that are seen as profaning the solemn nature of the day.

Labor Day
May 1 Monday

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Araw ng Manggagawa or Labor Day is a non-working day off celebrated on May 1 of every year in the Philippines. This day is workers all over the country; but, this day is also often marked by demonstrations and rallies as the labor sector airs its grievances.

Independence Day
June 12 Monday


Independence Day (Filipino: Araw ng Kasarinlan; also well-known as Araw ng Kalayaan, (or “Day of Freedom”) is an annual national holiday in the Philippines witnessed on June 12, commemorating the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. Since 1962, it has remained the country's National Day.

National Heroes Day
August 28 Monday


National Heroes' Day is a countrywide holiday of Philippines, celebrated to pay homage to the National Heroes of the country. Every year this day falls on the fourth Monday of August.

Bonifacio Day
November 30 Thursday


Bonifacio stayed as a Filipino nationalist and revolutionary and is considered a national hero. He is often called ‘the father of the Philippine Revolution'. In the year 1892,Bonifacio was a founder of a secret society called the ‘Katipunan' that grew into an armed undertaking that instigated attacks on the Spanish colonial rulers

Christmas Day
December 25 Monday


Christmas in the Philippines (Pasko sa Pilipinas), was one of t predominantly Christian countries inAsia (the other one being East Timor), is one of the largest holidays in the archipelago. The country has earned the distinction of celebrating the world's extended Christmas season, with Christmas carols heard as early as September and lasting variously up to either Epiphany, the Feast of the Black Nazarene on 9 January, or the Feast of the Santo Niño on the third Sunday of January. The official fulfilment by the Church in the Philippines is from the beginning of the Simbang Gabi on 16 December up to the Feast of the Epiphany on the first Sunday of the year.

Rizal Day
December 30Saturday


Rizal Day is a Philippine national holiday honoring the life and works of José Rizal, one of the Philippines' national heroes. It is celebrate every December 30, the anniversary ofRizal's 1896 execution at Bagumbayan (present-day RizalPark) in Manila.

Special (non-working) days

Chinese New Year
January 28 Saturday


Chinese New Year, well-known in modern Chinese as the “Spring Festival” (simplified Chinese; traditional Chinese ; Pinyin: Chūn jié ), is an important Chinese festival celebrate at the turn of the traditional lunisolarChinese calendar. Celebrations by tradition run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The earliest day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February.[2] In 2017, the earliest day of the Chinese New Year is on Saturday, 28 January
EDSA People Power Revolution
February 25 Saturday


The People Power Revolution (also well-known as the EDSA Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986) was a series of common demonstrations in the Philippines that started in 1983 and culminated on February 22–25, 1986. There was a sustained campaign of civil resistance counter to regime violence and electoral fraud. The nonviolent revolution controlled to the departure of President Ferdinand Marcos and the re-establishment of democracy in the Phillippines.

Black Saturday
April 15 Saturday


Holy Saturday (Latin: Sabbatum Sanctum) also known as the Great Sabbath, Black Saturday, or Easter Eve, and so-called “Joyous Saturday” or “the Saturday of Light” amid Coptic Christians, is the day after Good Friday.

Ninoy Aquino Day
August 21 Monday

Ninoy Aquino Day is a nationwide non-working holiday in the Philippines observed annually on August 21, celebrating the assassination of former SenatorBenigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr.

All Saints Day
November 1 Wednesday


Last day of the year
December 31 Sunday

New Year's Eve (Bisperas ng Bagong Taon) was a non-working holiday. Filipinos usually celebrate New Year's Eve in the company of family or close friends. By tradition, most households host or attend a midnight feast called the Media Noche. Usual dishes included holiday fare, pancit (for long life) and hamón. Lechon (roasted pig), is usually prepared, as is barbecued food. About refrain from serving chicken, as their scratching and pecking for food is unlucky, being an idiom for a hand-to-mouth existence.


Additional special (non-working) day
October 31 Tuesday

This National Holiday special-non working day to create a long weekend before All Saints Day

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