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2013 Regular holidays Date January 1 English name New Year's Day Maundy Thursday Filipino name Date

movability Details

Araw ng Bagong Fixed date Taon Huwebes Santo

March 28

March 29

Good Friday

Biyernes Santo

April 9

Day of Valour Bataan Day Araw ng Corregidor Kagitingan Day Araw ng mga Manggagaw

May 1

Labour Day

June 12

Independence Araw ng Day Kalayaan National Heroes' Day Araw ng mga Bayani

August 26

November 30 Bonifacio Day

Kaarawan ni Bonifacio

December 25 Christmas Day Araw ng Pasko

December 30 Rizal Day

Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. Jos Rizal

Celebrates the first day of the year in Gregorian calendar. It is widely celebrated in the Philippines.[1] Maundy Thursday is one of the four public holidays during Holy Week in the Philippines (Tagalog: Mahl na Araw; Spanish: Semana Santa; Movable date English: Holy Week). This holy day commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.[1][2] Good Friday is one of the four public holidays during Holy Week or Movable date Mahl na Araw. This holiday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.[1][3] Commemorates Fall of Bataan during Japanese invasion of the Philippines Monday during World War II[5] and by extension Fall of Corregidor, the Bataan nearest April Death March and the courage of the Filipino and American soldiers during 9[4] World War II. In 2009, Araw ng Kagitingan fell on Maundy Thursday so it was moved to April 6.[1][6] Celebrates workers.[7] The first Labour Day celebrations were held in the Monday Philippines on May 1, 1903 in a mammoth rally in front of Malacaan nearest May Palace staged by the Union Obrera Democratica (Democratic Laborer's [4] 1 Union), while pressing for workers economic rights. [1] Monday Celebrates the Philippine Declaration of Independence by Emilio nearest June Aguinaldo on June 12, 1898.[1] [4] 12 Commemorates all the nation's heroes throughout history. It is a regular Last Monday holiday marking the 1896 Cry of Pugad Lawin by the Katipunan, led by its [4] of August Supremo Andrs Bonifacio, which began the Philippine Revolution.[1][8] Commemorates the birth of national hero Andrs Bonifacio on November 30, 1863. Bonifacio is remembered on his birthday, rather than the date of Monday his death, 10 May 1897, for historical reasons. Unlike Rizal and other nearest heroes who died at the hands of foreign persons, Bonifacio was executed November by the Philippine government. Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo ordered his [4] 30 execution, as he was considered an enemy of the state after the events at the Tejeros Convention. Often confused with National Heroes' Day.[1] Celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. As the majority of Filipinos are Christians, Christmas in the Philippines is one of the longest in the world, Fixed date stretching from as early as September until the last week of January. [citation needed] Along with Holy Week, it is one of the most important holidays of the year.[1] Monday nearest Commemorates the execution of national hero Jos Rizal by Spanish December colonial authorities on December 30, 1896.[1] [4] 30

2013 Special holidays Date English name Filipino name Anibersaryo ng Rebolusyon sa EDSA Date movability Fixed date Details

People Power February 25 Revolution Anniversary March 30

Black Saturday Sabado Santo

It has been a special non-working holiday in recent years but hasn't been made for regular yearly basis. However, it has been declared as a special holiday only for schools, either private or public schools since 2010.[1][9] Like the EDSA Revolution Anniversary, these days are sometimes Movable date considered as special working holidays by the President. These holidays are in movable dates.[10]

August 21

Ninoy Aquino Day

Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino

Monday nearest August 21

All Saints' Day Araw ng mga November 1 and All Souls' Santo at Araw ng Fixed date Day mga Paty

December 31 New Year's Eve

Bispers ng Bagong Tan

Fixed date

Commemorates the assassination of former senator Benigno S. "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. in 1983. After three years of exile in the United States, Aquino was shot as he disembarked a China Airlines flight at the Manila International Airport which now bears his name. The holiday was created by Republic Act No. 9256 on 25 February 2004, on the 18th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution.[11] The celebration date was changed to the Monday nearest August 21 by Republic Act No. 9492, unless otherwise modified by law, and or proclamation.[4] In 2011, Presidential Proclamation No. 295, s.2011, declared that the celebration date in the year 2012 would be August 21 (a Tuesday).[1] Also known as Todos los Santos and Unds, this holiday commemorates the saints and the dead. Families return to their respective provinces to clean and repair family tombs and to pay their respects. This day was formerly a regular holiday but was converted into a non-working holiday through an Executive Order issued by former President Gloria MacapagalArroyo.[1] Originally a filler holiday between Rizal Day and New Year's Day. Filipinos spend this night by going to parks and shopping centers to await for the fireworks display, or as an alternative, in the streets and make noise and use firecrackers. Some also spend the night reflecting themselves on the past year and by praying.[1]

Other holidays Date February 2 English name Constitution Day Filipino name Araw ng Saligangbatas Date movability Movable date Movable date Movable date Details a non-working holiday on February 2, 2002, in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the approval of the 1987 Philippine Constitution. This holiday commemorates the Chinese's end of winter season. [1] House Bill 3962, a bill declaring March 8 of each year as National Women's Day, a non-working holiday in the Philippines. Marks three important events in the life Gautama Buddha: His birth in 583 B.C., His Enlightenment, and His entering into Parinirvana (the passing away of His physical body). President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on March 29, 2001, through the initiative of the Universal Wisdom Foundation, signed Proclamation No. 24 declaring the full moon day of May every year as Vesak Day in the Philippines. Declared on June 19, 1961 by President Carlos P. Garca in commemoration of the 100th birth anniversary of Jos Rizal. It was again declared as an special non-working holiday in June 20, 2011 (Monday) by President Benigno Aquino III for Rizal's 150th birth anniversary requested by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.[12] In keeping with Republic Act No. 9645, signed into law on June 12, 2009, July 27 was designated as a special national working holiday starting from 2009 and every year thereafter in recognition of the founding anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo in the Philippines.[13] It is the biggest indigenous Christian church in Asia. Celebration for the Proclamation Anniversary of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Filipino National Church) founded by secondary national heroes, Fr. Gregorio Aglipay and Isabelo de los Reyes together with the members of the country's first labor union during the PhilippineAmerican War on August 3, 1902.

February 10 Chinese New Year March 8

Bagong Taong Tsino Araw ng National Women's Kababaihang Day Pambansa

May 24

Vesak Day

Araw ng Bisyak

Movable date

June 19

Jose Rizal's birthday

Araw ng Movable Kapanganakan ni date Jose Rizal

July 27

Iglesia ni Cristo Day Philippine Independent Church Proclamation Anniversary

Araw ng Iglesia ni Fixed Date Cristo

August 3

Movable date

August 8

Eid'l Fitr

Pagwawakas ng Ramadan

October 15

Eidul Adha National Day of Celebration National Day of Prayer and Fasting

Pista ng Pagsasakripisyo Araw ng Pagdiriwang

October 21

November 16

Celebrates the end of the fasting month of Ramadan; also the first day of the month Shawwal in Islamic calendar. It was created by virtue of Movable Republic Act No. 9177 and signed on 13 November 2002. The law date was enacted in deference to the Filipino Muslim community and to promote peace among the major religions in the Philippines.[1] Celebrates the end of the Hajj and the feast when Muslims sacrifice a Movable goat, sheep, cow or a camel to be sent to the poor as a donation. The date Hajj is when Muslims who go on required pilgrimage to Mecca.[1] Presidential Proclamation No. 481 declaring Sunday, October 21, Movable 2012 as a national day of celebration due to the canonization of Pedro date Calungsod. [14] was declared by President Joseph Estrada as a non-working holiday 3rd Saturday during the 3rd Saturday of November in 1999 and 2000 as advised by of November Bro. Mike Velarde, his spriritual adviser.

Local holidays Philippine cities, municipalities, or barangays, often observe one or more holidays. Being a predominantly Catholic country, these are usually the feasts of the locale's one or more patron saints. Secular observances usually mark a government's founding day or the birth or death of a prominent native. These are often celebrated with parades, processions, entertainment, and feasting, as well as whatever local customs are traditional. Local holidays for the most part are applicable only to the immediate area concerned, and barangay fiestas do not usually warrant a public holiday for the area unless otherwise ordered. Date January 12 Third Sunday of January February 3 February 5 February 9 February 11 February 13 February 14 February 24 February 2127 March 1 March 7 March 8 March 16 English Name Filipino Name Valencia City Charter N/A Day Sinulog Details This regular holiday applies to Valencia City only.

This regular holiday applies to Cebu and Tacloban only, honors the Santo Nio Blas Ople Birth This is only celebrated in the province of Bulacan. Celebrates the birth of Ka-Blas Ople Day Anniversary Blas Ople Bian Liberation Day N/A This special working holiday applies to Bian, Laguna only.[15] Mandaluyong This regular holiday applies to Mandaluyong City only, honoring the 1945 Liberation and N/A liberation of Mandaluyong and its 1995 elevation to cityhood. Cityhood Day This regular holiday applies to the provinces of Antique, Capiz, Aklan, Evelio Javier Day[16] N/A and Iloilo only. Araw ng Paraaque Day This regular holiday applies to Paraaque City only. Paraaque Araw ng Lungsod Valenzuela City Day This special working holiday applies to Valenzuela City only[17] ng Valenzuela Ceb City Charter N/A This regular holiday applies to Cebu City only. Day Musikahan Festival This regular holiday applies to Tagum City only. Muntinlupa City N/A This special non-working holiday applies to Muntinlupa City only.[18] Charter Day Commemorating the elevation of then Tagum municipality into the first Tagum City Day Araw ng Tagum component city of Davao del Norte. This regular holiday applies to Tagum City only. Compostella Valley N/A This special working holiday applies to Compostela Valley only.[19] Day Davao City Day Araw ng Dabaw Commemorating the signing of the Davao Charter, creating the City of

March 18 March 22 March 27 April 21 May 4 May 27 June 1 June 11 June 15 June 18 June 18 June 18 June 19 June 19 June 19 June 19 June 19 June 21 June 24 June 30

Liberation of Panay Malaybalay City Charter Day San Juan Day

N/A N/A

Davao. This special non-working holiday applies to Davao City only.[20] This regular holiday applies to Iloilo only. This special working holiday applies to Malaybalay only.[21]

July 1

July 1

July 1 July 2

Araw ng San Juan This special non-working holiday applies to San Juan City only. Commemorating the signing of the Calamba Charter, creating the City of Calamba City Day Araw ng Calamba Calamba. This special non-working holiday applies to Calamba City only. Celebrating the foundation of Ilagan City. This special non-working Ilagan Day Aggaw na Ilagan holiday applies to Ilagan City only. San Jose Parish Fiesta Fiesta ni Senior Special Non Working holiday which only applies to Matalom, Leyte for Matalom, Leyte San Jose the celebration of its fiesta celebration in honor of Saint Joseph. Honor to the blessed Virgin Mary as part of the Flores de Mayo in Araw ng Imahen Biray Festival Belison, Antique. This special non-working holiday applies to Belison, ng Birheng Maria Antique only. Rizal Province Day Araw ng Rizal This special non-working holiday applies to Rizal province only. Cagayn de Oro N/A This special non-working holiday applies to Cagayn de Oro City only.[22] Charter Day Naga City Charter N/A This regular holiday applies to Naga City only. Anniversary Bacolod City Charter N/A This regular holiday only applies to Bacolod City. Day Benguet Foundation This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Benguet N/A Day only.[23] Araw ng Surigao Surigao del Sur Day This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao del Sur only.[24] del Sur Araw ng Surigao Surigao del Norte Day This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao del Norte only. del Norte Pista ng Feast of Forest This special working holiday applies to Palawan only.[25] Kagubatan This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Laguna only. Laguna Day Araw ng Laguna This also commemorates Dr. Jose Rizal's birthday. This special non-working holiday applies to Calamba City only. This also Calambanga Festival Araw ng Calamba commemorates Dr. Jose Rizal's birthday and a review of the history of Calamba. Naliyagan Agusan del Sur Special non-working holiday, Agusan Del Sur Festival This special non-working holiday applies to the city of Manila only Manila Day Araw ng Maynila honoring its 1571 founding by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi. Tacloban Day and Tacloban City Charter Araw ng Tacloban This special non-working holiday applies to the city of Tacloban only.[26] Day A day commemorating the creation of the City of Tagbilaran by virtue of Tagbilaran City N/A Republic Act No. 4660 on July 1, 1966. This special non-working holiday Charter Day applies only to Tagbilaran City. Day commemorating the creation of the three Davao provinces from then Araw (ng a "single" Davao province, now Davao Region. This regular public N/A Rehiyon) ng holiday applies to the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao Davao Oriental only. Day commemorating the recognition of Maramag, Bukidnon as a Araw ng municipality by virtue of Executive Order 272, which was signed by Maramag Day Maramag President Carlos P. Garcia on July 1, 1956. This special non-working holiday applies only to the municipality of Maramag. Pasig Foundation day Araw ng Pasig This special non-working holiday applies to Pasig City only. Remembers

July 22

Bohol Day Apolinario Mabini Day Butuan City Charter Day Kabankalan City Charter Day Cebu Provincial Charter Day Ablan Day

N/A Kaarawan ni Apolinario Mabini Adlaw Hong Butuan Adlaw Kabankalan N/A Kaarawan ni Ablan Davao Harvest Festival Kaarawan ni Manuel Luis Quezn N/A Araw ng Lungsod ng Baguio Araw ng Nueva Ecija N/A Pista ng Peafrancia

the founding of the city in 1573. A day commemorating the creation of the Province of Bohol by virtue of of Act 2711 on 10 March 1917. This special non-working holiday applies only to the whole Province of Bohol. This special working holiday applies to Tanauan, Batangas only.[27] This holiday applies to Butuan City only. This holiday applies to Kabankalan City only. This regular holiday applies to the province of Cebu only. A commemoration of the birthday of former Ilocos Norte Governor Roque Ablan. Not always a non-working holiday. this depends on an official declaration by the LCE. This special holiday applies to Laoag City only per RA 6941.[28] This special working holiday applies to the city of Davao only. This special working holiday applies to the provinces of Quezon and Aurora, and to the city of Quezn only[29]in honor of the anniversary of the birth of the Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon, born on this day in 1878. This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao City only. Special non-working holiday only in Baguio City marking its foundation in 1909. This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Nueva Ecija only. This regular holiday applies to Cebu only honoring the nation's 4th president on his birthday. Applies only to Naga City and honors the miraculous image of Our Lady of Peafrancia, the patroness of the Bicol Region.

July 23 August 2 August 2 August 6

August 9

August 17

Kadayawan Festival Manuel Luis Quezn Day Surigao City Charter Day Baguio Day Nueva Ecija Day Osmea Day Peafrancia Festival San Jos del Monte City Day Feast of San Nicols de Tolentino Battle of Pulang Lupa

August 19

August 31 September 1 September 2 September 9 Second Friday Third Sunday of September September 9 September 10 September 13 September 17 September 18 October 16 October 20

Araw ng Lungsod ng San Jos del This regular holiday applies to San Jos del Monte City only. Monte N/A This regular holiday applies to Surigao City only.

November 4 November 5

Siquijor Day Tacurong City Charter N/A This special working holiday applies to Tacurong City only.[31] Day Araw ng Lungsod Oroquieta City Day This special non-working holiday applies to Oroquieta City only.[32] ng Oroquieta This regular holiday applies to Tacloban only. Commemorates the very Leyte Landing Day N/A landing in Palo Beach in Leyte in 1944, the very event that signaled the liberation of the country in the Second World War. A day commemorating the birth of Bohol's beloved son, President Carlos President Carlos P. N/A Polestico Garcia, the 8th President of the Republic of the Philippines. This Garcia Day special non-working holiday applies only to the whole Province of Bohol. Also called Al Cinco de Noviembre, this special non-working holiday Negros Day N/A applies to the province of Negros Occidental only.[33] Honors the 1898

Labanan sa This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Marinduque Pulang Lupa only. Remembers the patriotic victory in the 1903 Battle of Pulang Lupa Araw ng Siquijor This special non-working holiday applies to Siquijor only.[30]

November 16

Quirino Day

December 2 December 8

Pasay City Day Taguig City Day

December 11

Pampanga Day General Trias Foundation Day and Valenciana Festival Feast Day of Santa Lucia Lpez Jaena Day

Negros Revolution and those who took part. To commemorate the birth anniversary of late President Elpidio Quirino as declared under Presidential Proclamation No. 1927 dated November Araw ni Quirino 15, 1979 issued by the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos. This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Ilocos Sur only. This special non-working holiday applies to Pasay City only, the city was Araw ng Pasay founded on this day in 1863. As per Proclamation 81 signed December 1, 2010, Taguig City Day is Araw ng Siyudad celebrated henceforth every December 8. This special non-working ng Taguig holiday applies to Taguig City only.[34] Under the virtue of Proclamation no.2226 of late President Ferdinand Araw ng Marcos. This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Pampanga Pampanga only, celebrating its 1571 founding. N/A This special working holiday applies of General Trias, Cavite only.[35] This day commemorates St. Lucy, the patron saint of the town of Santa Lucia in Ilocos Sur. This special non-working holiday applies to Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur only This regular holiday applies to Iloilo only. Honors Graciano Lpez Jaena and his contributions to the Propaganda Movement of the 1880s.

December 13

December 20 December 18

N/A N/A