Holidays

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The EDSA Revolution or People Power Revolution from 1986 is the most important event in contemporary Philippine history. Being a crucial element of the country's identity as a democratic nation, the successful campaign against the Marcos regime is commemorated on February 25th each year.

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A list of international holidays and celebrations of countries with considerably big expat communities in Metro Manila. It includes national days, festivals organized by cultural institutes or expat associations, and traditional foreign holidays that are celebrated in the Megacity as well.

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2016 has bid us goodbye and now we've got the new year in our midst. Are you ready for 2017? If you can't get enough of holidays in general, we've prepared the list of 2017 holidays for your reference. 

The Philippines has a high number of holidays throughout the year, most of them religious festivities or commemoration of national heroes. 

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Beach parties, fireworks, karaoke - there are a lot of different ways of celebrating the last day of the old year and for welcoming the new year in the Philippines.

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Do you need to go to the bank during the holidays? Take a look at the bank schedules for the holidays this 201&. 

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The holidays in the Philippines is a time for family, reflection, and contemplation. Food, presents, and lots of laughter are equally important every holiday season, too. So what's it like between December 24 and December 26 in Megacity Manila?

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Noche Buena is celebrated on Christmas Eve, or midnight of the 24th of December. It is the most anticipated part of the holidays for many Filipinos because it is that time of the year when Christmas delicacies are served. Among these delicacies are a number of Filipino favorites. Find out what is served in most Filipino homes for Noche Buena. 

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The millions of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) count as "national heroes" in the Philippines. They do not only provide a living for their families back home, but also make a considerable contribution to the country's gross domestic product and its economic growth.

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American-style Halloween has become a highly popular celebration all over Metro Manila. Kids enjoy organized "trick or treat" events and costume contests, while the older ones go wild on Halloween-themed parties and zombie fun runs in the middle of the night.

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This public holiday celebrates the birthday of Andrés Bonifacio on November 30, 1863. As a young man, Bonifacio became the military leader of the Philippine revolution against the Spanish colonizers, making him one of the national heroes of the Philippines.

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All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day are important occasions for many Christians in the Philippines. This is the day that they visit their deceased loved ones. Filipinos have a special and often cheerful way of celebrating All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day ad it often entails big family picnics at the cemeteries.

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Christmas is here! Yes, you heard right. In the Philippines, Christmas begins at the start of the “ber” months: SeptemBER, OctoBER, NovemBER, DecemBER. In fact, the country is known all over the world for celebrating Christmas the longest.

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In observance of Eid al-Adha, Malacañang has declared 12 September 2016 a regular holiday. That means another long weekend for Filipinos!

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National Heroes Day is a public holiday in remembrance of known and unknown Filipinos who fought for the nation's freedom and sovereignty throughout history.

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Palawan Island was voted as the most beautiful island in the world by Conde Nast readers. Would you like to go to the island while you are in the country? Take a look at this guide.

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Former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. is regarded as an icon of Philippine democracy. His assassination in 1983 fueled the opposition to rise up against the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, inspiring the first People Power Revolution and installing a new administration.

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Between December and May each year you will be seeing the world's highest concentration of whale sharks in Donsol. Find out more so you could schedule your next holiday to this part of the islands.

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Ramadan, the 9th and most sacred month of the Islamic Calendar, started after sunset on July 6, 2016. Like their fellow believers around the globe, Filipino Muslims are celebrating it with fasting, prayers, and contemplation. Ramadan will end on July 6 with a big feast during Eid-Al Fitr.

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Tagaytay, a popular weekend destination for Megacitizens is located two hours away from the metro. Its relatively cooler weather, themed restaurants and novelty shops, and the Taal Volcano are a few of Tagaytay's attractions. 

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Chocolate Hills, cute Tarsiers, colonial Spanish churches, white sandy beaches and a prime diving spot in one destination. Is this impossible? No. You can find all of that in Bohol.

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If you want to experience pure nature but don't want to miss out on the comfort of nice hotels and resorts, El Nido is a great place to go to.

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Boracay offers you some of the prime beaches of Asia, combined with its famous nightlife, delicious cuisine, luxurious resorts and a lot of adventure.

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The Rice Terraces of Banaue are breathtaking. Located in the North of Luzon, these 2000-year old masterpieces of agriculture are a must-see.

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Get your Philippine flags ready, it's the country's Independence Day! Find out more about this national holiday and what Filipinos do to celebrate it. 

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The Philippines has a high number of holidays throughout the year, most of them to celebrate religious festivities or national heroes. Here is the list of nationwide holidays in 2016.

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