Holidays 2019-2020 at Cebu | rest days for planning vacation time


1st of January

New Year. Nationwide holiday, non-working day.

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January 9

Manila Black Nazarene Day See definition in the Philippines dictionary. A colossal procession dedicated to Christ.

The third week of January

Kalibo, Aklan Province. Ati-atihan See definition in the Philippines dictionary. The three-day festival dedicated to the Holy Baby Christ and the memory of the meeting of the Malays with the black tribe Ati

Cebu. Sinulog. Festival dedicated to the Holy Baby Christ and the baptism of the Filipinos.

Fourth Sunday of January

Iloilo. Dinagyang / Festival dedicated to the Holy Baby Christ and the meeting of the Malays with the Ati tribe.


Baguio, Ilocos Province. Panagbena Festival of Flowers, lasting a whole month.

25 February

EDSA Revolution Day. The overthrow of the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos

April 9th

Day of Courage (Araw ng Kagitingan). "Bataan Death Crossing(1942)American-Filipino troops captured by the Japanese make a 140-kilometer passage along the Bataan Peninsula of Luzon Island, during which about 10 thousand people were killed or died. Nationwide holiday, non-working day.

Easter Week (Catholic Easter)

O. Marinduque. Moriones. A festival whose participants play the events of the crucifixion of Christ.

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Friday Easter week (Catholic Easter)

 Nationwide holiday, non-working day.


Different regions of the Philippines. Flores de Mayo-Santacrusan (May Flowers - Finding the Holy Cross).

1st of May

Labor Day. Nationwide holiday, non-working day.

12 May

Manila, Valenzuela. Mano Po San Roque Festival Festival in honor of St. Roch. It is considered a holiday of brides. Lonely girls who want to find a life partner should participate in the procession.

May 15

G. Quezon. Pachiyas. Festival in honor of St. Isidore. For the holiday, houses are decorated with vegetables, fruits and rice.

12 June

Independence Day. Declaration of independence of the Philippines from Spain in 1898. A national holiday, a day off.

Third week of June

Cavite, province of Cavite. Water festival in honor of John the Baptist. Participants water each other with water.

June 24

Balayan, Batangas province. Parade of Lechon (Parada ng Lechon). Procession with the national dish - roasted pigs.

July 22

O. Bohol. Sandugo See the definition in the Philippines Dictionary. A festival dedicated to the conclusion of a blood treaty between the Spaniards (represented by Miguel Legazpi) and the Filipinos (represented by Datu Sicatuna)

July 24

G. Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte Province. Kinabayo. Festival dedicated to the equestrian battles of the Spaniards with Muslims in the south of the Philippines. Confined to the day of St. James.

August 21

Day of Benigno Aquino. Senator Aquino, a political opponent of Ferdinand Marcos, was killed that day. Nationwide holiday, non-working day.

The third week of august

Davao. Kadayawan-Sa-Dabaw (Kadayawan Sa Dabaw). Harvest Festival. The streets of Davao are decorated with fruits, vegetables, and orchids. On Saturday, a mass parade is taking place.

Last Sunday of August

National Heroes Day. Nationwide holiday, non-working day.

Nov. 1

All Saints' Day. Nationwide holiday, non-working day.

The end of the month of Ramadan on the Muslim calendar

Eid ul-Fitr (Eid ul-Fitr, a celebration of conversation). The end of the Muslim fast. Nationwide holiday, non-working day.

November 30th

Bonifacio Day. The birthday of one of the leaders of the revolution of 1896-1898. Andrés Bonifacio See definition in the Philippines dictionary. Nationwide holiday, non-working day.

December 25th

Christmas. Nationwide holiday, non-working day.

December 30th

Rizal Day. Day of the death of a national hero, a fighter for independence, writer and poet Jose Rizal Nationwide holiday, non-working day.

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