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2013 Regular Holidays

2013 Regular Holidays

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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 Manggagawà

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. José 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: Mahál 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 Mahál 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 Malacañan 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 Andrés Bonifacio, which began the Philippine Revolution.[1][8] Commemorates the birth of national hero Andrés 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 José 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 Patáy December 31 New Year's Eve Bisperás ng Bagong Taón Fixed date Commemorates the assassination of former senator Benigno S. 2002. Celebration for the Proclamation Anniversary of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Filipino National Church) founded by secondary national heroes. Some also spend the night reflecting themselves on the past year and by praying. unless otherwise modified by law. The holiday was created by Republic Act No. Declared on June 19. Families return to their respective provinces to clean and repair family tombs and to pay their respects. 2009. Presidential Proclamation No. Filipinos spend this night by going to parks and shopping centers to await for the fireworks display. García in commemoration of the 100th birth anniversary of José Rizal. 1902. and or proclamation. a bill declaring March 8 of each year as National Women's Day. through the initiative of the Universal Wisdom Foundation. "Ninoy" Aquino. and His entering into Parinirvana (the passing away of His physical body). [1] House Bill 3962. signed Proclamation No. declared that the celebration date in the year 2012 would be August 21 (a Tuesday). 9645. 2011 (Monday) by President Benigno Aquino III for Rizal's 150th birth anniversary requested by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.[4] In 2011. 9492. in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the approval of the 1987 Philippine Constitution. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on March 29. After three years of exile in the United States. 1961 by President Carlos P. on the 18th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution. this holiday commemorates the saints and the dead.2011. in the streets and make noise and use firecrackers.[11] The celebration date was changed to the Monday nearest August 21 by Republic Act No. 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] Also known as Todos los Santos and Undás.[1] Originally a filler holiday between Rizal Day and New Year's Day. Aquino was shot as he disembarked a China Airlines flight at the Manila International Airport which now bears his name. Fr. 24 declaring the full moon day of May every year as Vesak Day in the Philippines. Jr. in 1983. His Enlightenment. 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 . s. signed into law on June 12. Gregorio Aglipay and Isabelo de los Reyes together with the members of the country's first labor union during the Philippine–American War on August 3.. This holiday commemorates the Chinese's end of winter season. 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. a non-working holiday in the Philippines. 9256 on 25 February 2004. 295.[13] It is the biggest indigenous Christian church in Asia.C.[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. or as an alternative.[12] In keeping with Republic Act No. 2001. Marks three important events in the life Gautama Buddha: His birth in 583 B. It was again declared as an special non-working holiday in June 20.

sheep. honors the Santo Niño Blas Ople Birth This is only celebrated in the province of Bulacan. This regular holiday applies to Tagum City only. Evelio Javier Day[16] N/A and Iloilo only. cow or a camel to be sent to the poor as a donation. Araw ng Parañaque Day This regular holiday applies to Parañaque City only.[19] Day Davao City Day Araw ng Dabaw Commemorating the signing of the Davao Charter. entertainment. also the first day of the month Shawwal in Islamic calendar. This regular holiday applies to Cebu and Tacloban only. Compostella Valley N/A This special working holiday applies to Compostela Valley only. these are usually the feasts of the locale's one or more patron saints. Cityhood Day This regular holiday applies to the provinces of Antique. honoring the 1945 Liberation and N/A liberation of Mandaluyong and its 1995 elevation to cityhood. These are often celebrated with parades.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. 9177 and signed on 13 November 2002. Aklan. creating the City of . Movable 2012 as a national day of celebration due to the canonization of Pedro date Calungsod. Local holidays Philippine cities. municipalities. The date Hajj is when Muslims who go on required pilgrimage to Mecca.[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. Parañaque Araw ng Lungsod Valenzuela City Day This special working holiday applies to Valenzuela City only[17] ng Valenzuela Cebú City Charter N/A This regular holiday applies to Cebu City only. and barangay fiestas do not usually warrant a public holiday for the area unless otherwise ordered.[1] Presidential Proclamation No. Date January 12 Third Sunday of January February 3 February 5 February 9 February 11 February 13 February 14 February 24 February 21–27 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. processions. The law date was enacted in deference to the Filipino Muslim community and to promote peace among the major religions in the Philippines. often observe one or more holidays. his spriritual adviser. [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. Capiz.[1] Celebrates the end of the Hajj and the feast when Muslims sacrifice a Movable goat. 481 declaring Sunday. Celebrates the birth of Ka-Blas Ople Day Anniversary Blas Ople Biñan Liberation Day N/A This special working holiday applies to Biñan. Muntinlupa City N/A This special non-working holiday applies to Muntinlupa City only. or barangays. It was created by virtue of Movable Republic Act No. Local holidays for the most part are applicable only to the immediate area concerned. Day Musikahan Festival This regular holiday applies to Tagum City only. October 21. Being a predominantly Catholic country. and feasting. Secular observances usually mark a government's founding day or the birth or death of a prominent native. as well as whatever local customs are traditional. Laguna only. Mike Velarde.[15] Mandaluyong This regular holiday applies to Mandaluyong City only.

[25] Kagubatan This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Laguna only. Bukidnon as a Araw ng municipality by virtue of Executive Order 272. Rizal Province Day Araw ng Rizal This special non-working holiday applies to Rizal province only. now Davao Region. Celebrating the foundation of Ilagan City. This special non-working holiday Charter Day applies only to Tagbilaran City. This special non-working holiday applies to Belison. This special non-working holiday applies to Calamba City only. San Jose Parish Fiesta Fiesta ni Senior Special Non Working holiday which only applies to Matalom. 1956. This special non-working Ilagan Day Aggaw na Ilagan holiday applies to Ilagan City 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. This special non-working holiday applies to Davao City only. 4660 on July 1.[20] This regular holiday applies to Iloilo only. Leyte for Matalom. Pasig Foundation day Araw ng Pasig This special non-working holiday applies to Pasig City only. Laguna Day Araw ng Laguna This also commemorates Dr. Remembers . Jose Rizal's birthday. This regular public N/A Rehiyon) ng holiday applies to the provinces of Davao del Norte. Commemorating the signing of the Calamba Charter. Honor to the blessed Virgin Mary as part of the Flores de Mayo in Araw ng Imahen Biray Festival Belison. 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. creating the City of Calamba City Day Araw ng Calamba Calamba. Anniversary Bacolod City Charter N/A This regular holiday only applies to Bacolod City. which was signed by Maramag Day Maramag President Carlos P. Jose Rizal's birthday and a review of the history of Calamba.[23] Araw ng Surigao Surigao del Sur Day This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao del Sur only. This special working holiday applies to Malaybalay only. Garcia on July 1. 1966. Naliyagan Agusan del Sur Special non-working holiday. Leyte San Jose the celebration of its fiesta celebration in honor of Saint Joseph. This special non-working holiday applies only to the municipality of Maramag. Tacloban Day and Tacloban City Charter Araw ng Tacloban This special non-working holiday applies to the city of Tacloban only. Day commemorating the recognition of Maramag. Cagayán de Oro N/A This special non-working holiday applies to Cagayán de Oro City only. This special non-working holiday applies to Calamba City only. del Norte Pista ng Feast of Forest This special working holiday applies to Palawan only. Day commemorating the creation of the three Davao provinces from then Araw (ng a "single" Davao province. Davao del Sur and Davao Davao Oriental only.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.[24] del Sur Araw ng Surigao Surigao del Norte Day This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao del Norte only. Antique. ng Birheng Maria Antique only.[26] Day A day commemorating the creation of the City of Tagbilaran by virtue of Tagbilaran City N/A Republic Act No. This also Calambanga Festival Araw ng Calamba commemorates Dr. Day Benguet Foundation This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Benguet N/A Day only.[22] Charter Day Naga City Charter N/A This regular holiday applies to Naga City only.

N/A Polestico Garcia. A day commemorating the creation of the Province of Bohol by virtue of of Act 2711 on 10 March 1917. the very event that signaled the liberation of the country in the Second World War. This special holiday applies to Laoag City only per RA 6941.[33] Honors the 1898 Labanan sa This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Marinduque Pulang Lupa only. Special non-working holiday only in Baguio City marking its foundation in 1909. Not always a non-working holiday. This regular holiday applies to the province of Cebu only. the 8th President of the Republic of the Philippines.[28] This special working holiday applies to the city of Davao only.[27] This holiday applies to Butuan City only. this depends on an official declaration by the LCE. This special non-working holiday applies only to the whole Province of Bohol.[31] Day Araw ng Lungsod Oroquieta City Day This special non-working holiday applies to Oroquieta City only.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 Quezón N/A Araw ng Lungsod ng Baguio Araw ng Nueva Ecija N/A Pista ng Peñafrancia the founding of the city in 1573. Commemorates the very Leyte Landing Day N/A landing in Palo Beach in Leyte in 1944. This regular holiday applies to Cebu only honoring the nation's 4th president on his birthday. Also called Al Cinco de Noviembre. This special working holiday applies to the provinces of Quezon and Aurora. A day commemorating the birth of Bohol's beloved son. Monte N/A This regular holiday applies to Surigao City only.[30] . Quezon. Batangas only. This Garcia Day special non-working holiday applies only to the whole Province of Bohol. this special non-working holiday Negros Day N/A applies to the province of Negros Occidental only. November 4 November 5 Siquijor Day Tacurong City Charter N/A This special working holiday applies to Tacurong City only. and to the city of Quezón only[29]in honor of the anniversary of the birth of the Commonwealth President Manuel L. President Carlos President Carlos P. July 23 August 2 August 2 August 6 August 9 August 17 Kadayawan Festival Manuel Luis Quezón Day Surigao City Charter Day Baguio Day Nueva Ecija Day Osmeña Day Peñafrancia Festival San José del Monte City Day Feast of San Nicolás 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 José del This regular holiday applies to San José del Monte City only. This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Nueva Ecija only. This special working holiday applies to Tanauan.[32] ng Oroquieta This regular holiday applies to Tacloban only. the patroness of the Bicol Region. This holiday applies to Kabankalan City only. This special non-working holiday applies to Surigao City only. Remembers the patriotic victory in the 1903 Battle of Pulang Lupa Araw ng Siquijor This special non-working holiday applies to Siquijor only. born on this day in 1878. A commemoration of the birthday of former Ilocos Norte Governor Roque Ablan. Applies only to Naga City and honors the miraculous image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia.

1979 issued by the late President Ferdinand E. the patron saint of the town of Santa Lucia in Ilocos Sur. 2010. As per Proclamation 81 signed December 1. celebrating its 1571 founding. the city was Araw ng Pasay founded on this day in 1863. Taguig City Day is Araw ng Siyudad celebrated henceforth every December 8. This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Ilocos Sur only. December 13 December 20 December 18 N/A N/A . Lucy.[35] This day commemorates St.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 López Jaena Day Negros Revolution and those who took part. Honors Graciano López Jaena and his contributions to the Propaganda Movement of the 1880s. This special non-working holiday applies to Pasay City only.[34] Under the virtue of Proclamation no. To commemorate the birth anniversary of late President Elpidio Quirino as declared under Presidential Proclamation No.2226 of late President Ferdinand Araw ng Marcos. This special non-working holiday applies to Santa Lucia. N/A This special working holiday applies of General Trias. Ilocos Sur only This regular holiday applies to Iloilo only. 1927 dated November Araw ni Quirino 15. Cavite only. This special non-working holiday applies to the province of Pampanga Pampanga only. Marcos. This special non-working ng Taguig holiday applies to Taguig City only.

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