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COMPILATION OF PHILIPPINE CELEBRATIONS

1. Quiapo – Procession of the Black Nazarene

Date: 9th January The procession, and the accompanying Feast of the Black Nazarene, takes place every year on 9th January. It is usually the single largest festival of the year in the Philippines and thousands of devotees come to the district of Quiapo to take part in the procession to commemorates the transfer of the Black Nazarene image (“traslacion”) from Intramuros to Quiapo Church.

Date: 3rd Sunday of January The Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held in honor of the Santo Niño held annually in January concluding on third Sunday, in the town of Kalibo, Aklan in the Philippines. It is the wildest among Philippine fiestas and considered as the Mother of All Philippine festivals. Celebrants paint their faces with black soot and wear bright, outlandish costumes as they dance in revelry during the last three days of this two week-long festival. Catholics and non-Catholics alike observe this special day with processions, parades, dancing, and merrymaking.

3. Sinulog

Date: 3rd Sunday of January The Sinulog is an annual festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, Philippines. The festival honors the child Jesus, known as the Santo Niño (Holy Child), patron of the city of Cebu. It is a dance ritual that commemorates the Cebuano people’s pagan origin, and their acceptance of Christianity. The festival features a street parade with participants in bright-colored costumes dancing to the rhythm of drums, trumpets, and native gongs.

4. Dinagyang

Date: 4th Sunday of January The Dinagyang is a religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City, Philippines held on the fourth Sunday of January. It is held both to honor the Santo Niño and to celebrate the arrival on Panay of Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of the island to them by the Atis. Dinagyang was voted as the best Tourism Event for 2006, 2007 and 2008 by the Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines.

5. Panagbenga

Date: February Panagbenga is month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio. The festival, held during the month of February, was created as a tribute to the city’s flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake. The festival includes floats that are decorated with flowers unlike those used in Pasadena’s Rose Parade. The festival also includes street dancing, presented by dancers clad in flower- inspired costumes, that is inspired by the Bendian, an Ibaloi dance of celebration that came from the Cordillera region.

REGULAR HOLIDAYS

Date

English name

Filipino name

Transferability

Details

 

Commemorates the Fall of Bataan during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, and by extension, the courage of Filipino and American soldiers at the Fall of Corregidor, the Bataan Death March and throughout the Second World War. In 2009, Araw ng Kagitingan fell on Maundy Thursday so it was moved to April 6. [3]

January 1

Day

Araw ng Bagong Taon

Fixed

April 9 [

Day of Valour

Araw ng

Fixed

 

April 17 [2] (2014)

Huwebes Santo

Movable

Maundy Thursday is part of Holy Week (Tagalog: Mahal na Araw; Spanish: Semana Santa). This holy day commemorates the Last Supper of Christ with his Twelve Apostles.

Thursday

April 18 [2] (2014) Good Friday

Biyernes Santo

Movable

Good Friday is the most important and solemn day of Holy Week, as it commemorates the suffering, crucifixion and death of Christ. Processions, Passion plays, the recitation of the Pasyon, and various religious services are among the customs practised on this day.

May 1 [2]

Araw ng mga Manggagawa Fixed

Celebrates workers. The first Labor Day celebrations were held in the Philippines on 1 May 1903, with a large rally in front of Malacañan Palace staged by the Union Obrera Democratica (Democratic Labourer's Union), which pressed for workers’ economic rights.

June 12 [2]

Day

Araw ng

Kalayaan

Fixed

Celebrates the Philippine Declaration of Independence and the establishment of the First Philippine Republic by Emilio Aguinaldo on 12 June 1898.

July 28 [4][5]

(2014)

(calculated)

Eid'l Fitr

Pagwawakas ng

Ramadan

Movable

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 Republic Act No. 9177 and signed on 13 November 2002. The law was enacted in

August 25 [2]

(2014)

October 5 [5][6]

(2014)

(calculated)

November 30 [2]

December 25

December 30 [2]

Araw ng mga Bayani

Pista ng

Pagsasakripisyo

Araw ng

Kapanganakan ni

Bonifacio

Christmas Day Araw ng Pasko

Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. Jose Rizal

Movable

Movable

Fixed

Fixed

Fixed

deference to the Filipino Muslim community and to promote peace among the major religions in the Philippines.

Commemorates all the nation's heroes throughout history. It is a regular holiday marking the 1896 Cry of Pugad Lawin by the Katipunan (led by its Supremo Andrés Bonifacio), which began the Philippine Revolution. This holiday happens every Last Monday of August.

Celebrates the end of the Hajj and the feast when Muslims sacrifice a goat, sheep, cow or a camel to be sent to the poor as a donation. The Hajj is when Muslims go on required pilgrimage to Mecca.

Commemorates the birth of national hero Andrés Bonifacio on November 30, 1863. Bonifacio is remembered on his birthday, rather than the date of his death (10 May 1897), which is marred by the fact he was executed by the Filipino revolutionary government and not, as in the case of other heroes, by colonial powers. The Aguinaldo government assassinated Bonifacio, whom it labelled an enemy of the state after the events at the Tejeros Convention. Often confused with National Heroes' Day.

Celebrates the Nativity of Christ. Since some 80% of Filipinos are Christian, Christmas in the Philippines is one of the longest in the world, starting as early as September until the last week of January. It is one of the most important holidays and religious observances of the year along with Holy Week.

Commemorates the execution of national hero José Rizal by Spanish colonial government on 30 December 1896.

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

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Ocean

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT 1. Ocean 4 . C a v e 7. River 2 Lake 5 .

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NATURAL ENVIRONMENT 1. Ocean 4 . C a v e 7. River 2 Lake 5 .

7. River

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT 1. Ocean 4 . C a v e 7. River 2 Lake 5 .

2 Lake

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5. Forest

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8. Sea

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3 Mountain

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6. Marshland

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9. Bogs

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10. Swamp

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MAN MADE ENVIRONMENT

1. Amusement park

MAN MADE ENVIRONMENT 1. Amusement park 4 . R o a d s 7. Office Buildings

4. Roads

MAN MADE ENVIRONMENT 1. Amusement park 4 . R o a d s 7. Office Buildings

7. Office Buildings

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2. House

. R o a d s 7. Office Buildings 2 . H o u s e

5. Hospital

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8. Movie Theater

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100. Market place

2 . H o u s e 5. Hospital 8. Movie Theater 100. Market place 3.

3. Church

2 . H o u s e 5. Hospital 8. Movie Theater 100. Market place 3.

6. School

2 . H o u s e 5. Hospital 8. Movie Theater 100. Market place 3.

9. Shopping Malls

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