Anyone who wants to plan ahead on the holidays of 2012, please find this reference helpful.
I also hope you find the short description of Philippine Holidays below helpful.
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the new year. On the modern Gregorian calendar, it is celebrated on January 1. Almost all countries use the Gregorian calendar as their main calendar.
People Power Day
(Araw ng People Power )
Commemoration of the 1986 People Power Revolution. The People Power Revolution (also known as the EDSA Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986) was a series of nonviolent and prayerful mass street demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1986.
Day of Valour
(Araw ng Kagitingan)
Araw ng Kagitingan (“Day of Valour”) is a national holiday in the Philippines which commemorates the fall of Bataan during World War II. It falls annually on April 9.
(Huwebes Santo) Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great & Holy Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries, is the Christian feast or holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday. The date is always between 19 March and 22 April inclusive.
Good Friday, also known as Holy Friday, Black Friday, Great Friday, is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.
(Araw ng Manggagawa) Labour Day or Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.
(Araw ng Kasarinlan) Independence Day (Araw ng Kalayaan) is an annual national holiday observed on June 12, commemorating the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. It is the National Day of the Philippines.
Ninoy Aquino Day
(Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino)
It is a national holiday in the Philippines celibrate annually on August 21.This is a Special Non-Working Holiday in reference to the Republic Act 9256,dated February 25, 2004. This day celibrate in order to commemorate the death anniversary of former Senator Benigno â€œNinoyâ€ S. Aquino, Jr. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. treated as the hero of democracy in the country.
National Heroes Day
(Araw ng mga Bayani)
National Heroes’ Day (Araw ng mga Bayani) is a national holiday in the Philippines. This day celebrate in honour of the national heroes,who fight for the freedom Another aim of this day,to encourage the younger generation to emulate the character of those who have fought for and made the country proud.
Eid ul Fitr
(Wakas ng Ramadan)
Eid ul-Fitr (Id-ul-Fitr),also called as Eid.It is Muslim holiday that celibrates on the completion of Ramadan. the Islamic holy month of fasting. The date of Eid ul-Fitr always get changed according to the Islamic calendar. Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity”, while Fitr means “to break the fast” and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period.
(Araw ng Pag-alay)
Eid al-Adha “Festival of Sacrifice” or “Greater Eid” is a Muslim Holiday celebrated by Muslims, worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God. Eid al-Adha annually falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja of the Islamic calendar. This day come approximately 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadan.
All Saints Day
(Undas/Todos los Santos) The Todos Los Santos day also know as All Saints Day, sometimes known as All Hallows or Hallowmas. This day celebrated in the honour of all the saints, known and unknown. All Saints is also a Christian formula invoking all the faithful saints and martyrs, known or unknown. This day celibrate on 1 st November.
(Kaarawan ni Bonifacio) Andres Bonifacio Day is a national holiday.This day celibrates in honour of there national hero Andres Bonifacio. Andres Bonifacio’s birthday on November 30,so this day celebrated as Bonifacio Day and is a public holiday in the Philippines.
(Araw ng Pasko) Birth of Jesus celibrated as the Christmas.It is annual holiday celibrated on December 25. Christmas in Indonesia is a popular festival Although Indonesia is predominantly a Muslim country, it is a national holiday for Christmas in Indonesia.
(Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. JosÃ© Rizal ) Rizal Day is celibrated 30th December of every year, it is national holidays in the Philippines. This day is celibrated in honor of the death of a hero named JosÃ© Rizal who was killed on December 30, 1896. During Rizal Day there are parades with decorated floats, bands and marching organizations.
New Year’s Eve
(Bisperas ng Bagong Taon).
Celebration of New Year’s Eve; created as “filler” holiday between Rizal Day and New Year’s Day.
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