Philippines Public holidays 2013

Philippines is located in the western pacific ocean and is a sovereign state.

Here is a list of the Philippines public holidays 2013:

 Name Date  Remarks
New years day January 1 Beginning of the new year
People power anniversary February 25 Philippines democracy
Maundy Thursday March 28 Day before good Friday
Good Friday March 29 Good Friday
Labor day May 1 Marks the achievements of laborers
Independence day June 12 Freedom from Spain
Eid-ul-Fitr August 9 End Ramadan fasting
Ninoy Aquino day August 21 Remembering the assassination of former senator Benign Aquino
National Hero’s day August 26 A tribute to the nation’s heroes
Eid-ul-adha October 15 A festival of sacrifice
All Saints day November 1 Remembering ancestors
Christmas eve and Christmas December 24 & 25 Birth of Jesus Christ
Rizal day December 30 Honor to Jose Rizal for his national heroism
New year eve December 31 Day before new year

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New Year’s Day: Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Philippines have a different kind of pompous celebration with fire crackers.

People power anniversary: Monday, February 25 2013
A school holiday celebrated nationwide to remember the restoration of democracy.

Maundy Thursday: Thursday, March 28 2013
Being a regular non-working holiday, the people of Philippines mourn the day before Good Friday.

Good Friday: Friday, March 29 2013
This day is mourned by the Christian community remembering Lord Jesus Christ who was crucified by the Jews. People of Philippines abstain from liquor and refrain from earthly pleasures on this day.

Valor day: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The bravery and strength of Philipano fighters are honored this day who gave their lives during World War II.

Labor Day: Wednesday, May 1 2013
A tribute to workers is celebrated on this day.

Independence Day: Wednesday, June 12 2013
Philippines was freed from the Spain in 1898.

Eid-ul-Fitr: Friday, August 9, 2013
End of the Ramadan fasting is celebrated as Ramadan festival.

Ninoy auino day: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Mourning the assassination of Philippines former senator Ninoy Aquino.

National heroes day: Monday, August 26 2013
A tribute to the nation’s heroes in Philippines who laid their lives at various instances to protect their country.

Eid-ul-adha: Tuesday, October 15 2013
The sacrifice intended by Abraham to offer his son to god who finally gave a goat instead, is remembered on this day.

All saints day: Tuesday, November 1 2013
Also called as all souls day to remember the deceased.

Bonofacio day: Saturday, 30 November 2013
Marks the birth anniversary of a national hero Andres’ Bonofacio.

 Rizal day: Monday, 30 December 2013
A tribute paid to one of Philippines national hero Jose Rizal for his lifetime service and contributions to the nation.

New Year eve: Tuesday, 31 December 2013
A day before the dawn of the New Year celebrations.

Hope you guys have enough information on Public holidays in Philippines to schedule your trip. Enjoy your holidays and bon voyage.

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