A month does not usually pass by in the Philippines without a national, special non-working, or local holiday. Some holidays are fixed while some are movable.
Western travelers start arriving in January to escape their wintry countries and bask in the tropical sun. Summer break for most students falls in April and May. For travelers looking for a local crowd, traveling in April and May are the best. These months have more fiestas celebrating patrons and saints, and this means getting invited to join a local family for a feast. Filipinos love celebrations and foreign visitors.
Major shops are only closed during major religious holidays like the observance of Good Friday. Museums ran by the government are closed during holidays. But majority of attractions is the busiest during this season.
From a local point of view, holidays add more enjoyment, color and fun to any traveler’s trip to the Philippines.
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