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Holidays in Manila, Philippines

A religious and nationalistic country like the Philippines almost every month has one or two holiday.Locals always look forward to national, special non-working, or city- or provincial-wide holiday. Some holidays are fixed while some are movable. Just like the rest of the country, most of Manila’s holidays are national except for the few city-wide holidays. Foreign travelers trickle in rainy months—June till November. To avoid the biting coldness of their country, they flock to Manila and other parts of the country in January. To have a local vibe in your trips and sunny trip, April and May—the summer months—are the best time to travel. Locals love traveling during long holidays. If you love to hang out with the locals, the best time to travel is during holidays. but if you want some solitude and want the place all for yourself, it is best to travel on weekdays.

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  • STAND-UP PADDLE (SUP) TAAL LAKE LESSON & TOUR
  • STAND-UP PADDLE (SUP) TAAL LAKE LESSON & TOUR

Holidays in Manila, Philippines

  • January starts with a celebration of New Year’s Day and Feast of the Black Nazarene on the 9th.
  • 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 has Manila Day and the 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.
  • 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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