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Holidays in Palawan, the Philippines

There is nothing more fun than holidays in Palawan. Palaweños love holidays. It means dances, festivals, and fiestas. There is nothing lovelier than fiestas in this rustic coastal paradise. Fiestas, such as weddings and birthdays, are one of those celebrations that everyone is invited to grab a plate and eat what is prepared on the table. For normal national and non-working holidays, expect a crowd pouring in Palawan. Most holidays are designed in a way so that locals can have a three-day or four-day weekend. You know it is a holiday when the beach you pass is crowded and lively. Palaweños or Filipinos love celebrating occasions such as birthdays and reunions on the beaches. Do not be surprised if you are suddenly invited for a meal or drink while you’re on the beach. That’s a very Palaweño to do.

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  • Island Hopping Honda Bay Tour
  • Swim & Picnic at Estrella Falls
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  • Authentic Cuyunon Cuisine
  • Island Hopping Honda Bay Tour
  • Island Hopping Honda Bay Tour
  • Swim & Picnic at Estrella Falls

Official holidays in Palawan, 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 and the peak season starts
  • 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.
  • 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 our 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, our Muslim siblings celebrates Eid’l Adha—the end of Hajj—their required pilgrimage to Mecca.

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