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Holidays in Philippines

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.

  • Experience good food in Batangas
  • Island Tour Guide with SUV car.
  • City tour of the past and present of Manila.
  • Discover Bohol in One Day!
  • An unspoiled hidden beach in Badian
  • Cultural and Adventurous Motorbike Tour
  • Learn Sculpture or Pottery using clay
  • Dicover the virgin paradise of caramoan
  • 2-Day Camotes Island Bike Tour
  • Hidden Valley Springs. The beauty of nature.
  • Hacienda Escudero plantation tour
  • * A different twist on Filipino food
  • Cultural and Adventurous Motorbike Tour
  • Learn Philippine Stick Self-Defense
  • Cebu Mountain Bike Adventure

Holidays in the Philippines

  • January starts with a celebration of New Year’s Day.
  • February sometimes has Chinese New Year’s Day and EDSA Revolution Anniversary, marking the end of the twenty dictatorial years of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos.
  • March is the end of the school year.
  • April has Day of Valor, a commemoration of the Fall of Bataan, and Holy Week, a religious observance of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
  • May celebrates workers on Labor Day and Vesak Day, mostly celebrated by Filipino Buddhists.
  • June 12th is the Philippine Declaration of Independence and the establishment of the Philippines as a republic.
  • In July, Eid’l Fitr is celebrated to honor the end of the Muslim brothers and sisters’ fasting
  • August 25th is the National Heroes’ Day, a commemoration of all the country’s heroes through the Philippine history.
  • September arrives and leaves without any official holidays
  • Somewhere October, their Muslim siblings celebrates Eid’l Adha—the end of Hajj—their required pilgrimage to Mecca.
  • November 1st and 2nd are All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day respectively while the 30th is the birth of the national hero Andres Bonifacio, who was betrayed and executed by the Philippine government.
  • December 25th is Christmas Day and the 30th is Rizal Day, the commemoration of the national hero’s execution.



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