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COMPILATION OF PHILIPPINE CELEBRATIONS 1.

Quiapo Procession of the Black Nazarene


Date: 9th January The procession, and the accompanying Feast of the Black Nazarene, takes place every year on 9th January. It is usually the single largest festival of the year in the Philippines and thousands of devotees come to the district of Quiapo to take part in the procession to commemorates the transfer of the Black Nazarene image (traslacion) from Intramuros to Quiapo Church.

2. Ati-Atihan
Date: 3rd Sunday of January The Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held in honor of the Santo Nio held annually in January concluding on third Sunday, in the town of Kalibo, Aklan in the Philippines. It is the wildest among Philippine fiestas and considered as the Mother of All Philippine festivals. Celebrants paint their faces with black soot and wear bright, outlandish costumes as they dance in revelry during the last three days of this two week-long festival. Catholics and non-Catholics alike observe this special day with processions, parades, dancing, and merrymaking.

3. Sinulog
Date: 3rd Sunday of January The Sinulog is an annual festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, Philippines. The festival honors the child Jesus, known as the Santo Nio (Holy Child), patron of the city of Cebu. It is a dance ritual that commemorates the Cebuano peoples pagan origin, and their acceptance of Christianity. The festival features a street parade with participants in bright-colored costumes dancing to the rhythm of drums, trumpets, and native gongs.

4. Dinagyang
Date: 4th Sunday of January The Dinagyang is a religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City, Philippines held on the fourth Sunday of January. It is held both to honor the Santo Nio and to celebrate the arrival on Panay of Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of the island to them by the Atis. Dinagyang was voted as the best Tourism Event for 2006, 2007 and 2008 by the Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines.

5. Panagbenga
Date: February Panagbenga is month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio. The festival, held during the month of February, was created as a tribute to the citys flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake. The festival includes floats that are decorated with flowers unlike those used in Pasadenas Rose Parade. The festival also includes street dancing, presented by dancers clad in flowerinspired costumes, that is inspired by the Bendian, an Ibaloi dance of celebration that came from the Cordillera region.

REGULAR HOLIDAYS
Date January 1 English name Filipino name New Year's Day Transferability Details Celebrates the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. Commemorates the Fall of Bataan during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, and by extension, the courage of Filipino and American soldiers at the Fall of Corregidor, the Bataan Death March and throughout the Second World War. In 2009, Araw ng Kagitingan fell on Maundy Thursday so it was moved to April 6.[3] Maundy Thursday is part of Holy Week (Tagalog: Mahal na Araw; Spanish: Semana Santa). This holy day commemorates the Last Supper of Christ with his Twelve Apostles. Good Friday is the most important and solemn day of Holy Week, as it commemorates the suffering, crucifixion and death of Christ. Processions, Passion plays, the recitation of the Pasyon, and various religious services are among the customs practised on this day. Celebrates workers. The first Labor Day celebrations were held in the Philippines on 1 May 1903, with a large rally in front of Malacaan Palace staged by the Union Obrera Democratica (Democratic Labourer's Union), which pressed for workers economic rights. Celebrates the Philippine Declaration of Independence and the establishment of the First Philippine Republic by Emilio Aguinaldo on 12 June 1898. Celebrates the end of the fasting month of Ramadan; also the first day of the month Shawwal in Islamic calendar. It was created by virtue of Republic Act No. 9177 and signed on 13 November 2002. The law was enacted in

Araw ng Bagong Fixed Taon

April 9[

Day of Valour

Araw ng Kagitingan

Fixed

April 17[2] (2014)

Maundy Thursday

Huwebes Santo

Movable

April 18[2] (2014) Good Friday

Biyernes Santo

Movable

May 1[2]

Labor Day

Araw ng mga Manggagawa

Fixed

June 12[2]

Independence Araw ng Day Kalayaan

Fixed

July 28[4][5] (2014) (calculated)

Eid'l Fitr

Pagwawakas ng Movable Ramadan

deference to the Filipino Muslim community and to promote peace among the major religions in the Philippines. Commemorates all the nation's heroes throughout history. It is a regular holiday marking the 1896 Cry of Pugad Lawin by the Katipunan (led by its Supremo Andrs Bonifacio), which began the Philippine Revolution. This holiday happens every Last Monday of August. Celebrates the end of the Hajj and the feast when Muslims sacrifice a goat, sheep, cow or a camel to be sent to the poor as a donation. The Hajj is when Muslims go on required pilgrimage to Mecca. Commemorates the birth of national hero Andrs Bonifacio on November 30, 1863. Bonifacio is remembered on his birthday, rather than the date of his death (10 May 1897), which is marred by the fact he was executed by the Filipino revolutionary government and not, as in the case of other heroes, by colonial powers. The Aguinaldo government assassinated Bonifacio, whom it labelled an enemy of the state after the events at the Tejeros Convention. Often confused with National Heroes' Day. Celebrates the Nativity of Christ. Since some 80% of Filipinos are Christian, Christmas in the Philippines is one of the longest in the world, starting as early as September until the last week of January. It is one of the most important holidays and religious observances of the year along with Holy Week. Commemorates the execution of national hero Jos Rizal by Spanish colonial government on 30 December 1896.

August 25[2] (2014)

National Heroes' Day

Araw ng mga Bayani

Movable

October 5 (2014) (calculated)

[5][6]

Eidul Adha

Pista ng Pagsasakripisyo

Movable

November 30

[2]

Araw ng Bonifacio Day Kapanganakan ni Fixed Bonifacio

December 25

Christmas Day Araw ng Pasko

Fixed

December 30[2]

Rizal Day

Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. Jose Rizal

Fixed

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT 1. Ocean 2. Lake 3. Mountain

4. Cave

5. Forest

6. Marshland

7. River

8. Sea

9. Bogs

10. Swamp

MAN MADE ENVIRONMENT 1. Amusement park 2. House 3. Church

4. Roads

5. Hospital

6. School

7. Office Buildings

8. Movie Theater

9. Shopping Malls

100. Market place