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    Saturday December 3, 2022Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday December 8, 2022Immaculate ConceptionCatholic
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    Saturday December 10, 2022Human Rights DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday December 16, 2022Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday December 21, 2022Armed Forces DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday December 30, 2022Rizal DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Monday January 2, 2023Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday January 6, 2023Epiphanycards/flowers
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    Sunday January 22, 2023Chinese New YearSecular holiday
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    Monday January 23, 2023Republic DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday January 30, 2023National Bible Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday February 2, 2023Constitution DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday February 3, 2023Tour de FilipinasSports events
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    Friday February 3, 2023Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday February 4, 2023Philippine–American War Memorial DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday February 11, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday February 13, 2023Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday February 13, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday February 19, 2023Prophet's Ascension (Muslim provinces only)Muslim, Sufi
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    Saturday February 25, 2023Revolution DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday February 26, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Womens' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday March 10, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday March 16, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Saturday March 18, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday March 27, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Friday March 31, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Saturday April 1, 2023April Fools Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday April 5, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Maundy ThursdayCatholic or protestant
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday April 8, 2023Black SaturdayCatholic
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    Monday April 10, 2023Bataan & Corregidor Heroes DaySecular holiday
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday April 27, 2023Lapu-Lapu DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday April 27, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 7, 2023Regional holidaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 8, 2023Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan electionsSpecial Events
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Regional holiday

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    Saturday December 3, 2022
    Secular holiday : Sinadya sa Halaran Festival commemorates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Capiz province

    Immaculate Conception

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    Thursday December 8, 2022
    Catholic : Dogma that Mary was from the first moment of conception, totally free from the stain of original sin.

    Human Rights Day

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    Saturday December 10, 2022
    Culture :

    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Friday December 16, 2022
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    Armed Forces Day

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    Wednesday December 21, 2022
    Culture : Working holiday marking the official formation in 1935 of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Rizal Day

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    Friday December 30, 2022
    Secular holiday : Born 19 June 1861 in Calamba, Philippines- executed on 30 December 1896, Manila. Patriot, physician (educated in Germany and France) and man of letters whose life and literary work was an inspiration to the Philippine nationalist movement Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. Jose Rizal

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    School holidays : Www.deped.gov.ph
    International schools may follow a different calendar
    official school calendar
    Schooling is mandatory till age 17
    number of teaching days: 204
    Teaching languages: English, tagalog
    All Saints applies to private schools
    schools close on Sunday
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till Sep 2023

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    Epiphany

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    Friday January 6, 2023
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    Chinese New Year

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    Sunday January 22, 2023
    Secular holiday : employees are entitled to 30 percent extra pay for the hours worked.

    Republic Day

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    Monday January 23, 2023
    Culture : The First Philippine Republic or the Malolos Republic, was a nascent revolutionary government in the Philippines. It was formally established with the proclamation of the Malolos Constitution on January 23, 1899, in Malolos, Bulacan, and endured until the capture of President Emilio Aguinaldo by the American forces on March 23, 1901, in Palanan, Isabela, which effectively dissolved the First Republic. [Wikipedia]

    National Bible Day

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    Monday January 30, 2023
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    Constitution Day

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    Thursday February 2, 2023
    Culture : A working holiday which was first observed in 2002. Celebrates the ratification of the current 1987 Constitution.

    Tour de Filipinas

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    Friday February 3, 2023
    Sports events : Cycling race 2023 edition NOT confirmed

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Friday February 3, 2023
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    Philippine–American War Memorial Day

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    Saturday February 4, 2023
    Culture : A working holiday which will be first observed in 2020. Honoring the millions of Filipinos who fought and died as a result of the war against the occupation forces of the United States that began on February 4, 1899 and ended in 1902. [Wikipedia]

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday February 11, 2023
    Secular holiday : Gov. Evelio B. Javier Memorial Day a public holiday only in the provinces of Antique, Capiz, Aklan and Iloilo (Panay Island)

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday February 13, 2023
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    Regional holiday

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    Monday February 13, 2023
    Secular holiday : Anniversary of the foundation of the city in Parañaque only

    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Prophet's Ascension (Muslim provinces only)

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    Sunday February 19, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Basilan, Kudarat, Lanao del Norte & del Sud, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga provinces

    Revolution Day

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    Saturday February 25, 2023
    Secular holiday : EDSA Revolution Anniversary (overthrow of ex-president Marcos) - from 2011 onwards Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Regional holiday

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    Sunday February 26, 2023
    Secular holiday : Dia de la Ciudad de Zamboanga Zamboanga only

    Womens' Day

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    cards/flowers : Nőnap

    Regional holiday

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    Friday March 10, 2023
    Secular holiday : Kaamulan Festival - in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of Bukidnon in Bukidnon only - on Midanao island

    Regional holiday

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    Thursday March 16, 2023
    Secular holiday : Araw ng Dabaw Festival - celebrates the oneness of this multi-cultural city in Davao City only

    Regional holiday

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    Saturday March 18, 2023
    Secular holiday : Liberation Day in Panay and Romblon only

    Regional holiday

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    Monday March 27, 2023
    Secular holiday : In Las Piñas City as it celebrates its foundation in 1907.

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 31, 2023
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    April Fools Day

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.

    Regional holiday

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    Wednesday April 5, 2023
    Secular holiday : Foundation Day in Pangasinan only

    Maundy Thursday

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Maundy Thursday: Commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus instituted the Holy Eucharist (Lord's Supper).

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Black Saturday

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    Saturday April 8, 2023
    Catholic : Also called Sabado de Gloria, is the day after Jesus Christ died on the cross. This is a day of mourning for people who believed in Christ when others chose to condemn Him and want Him dead. Paid holiday

    Bataan & Corregidor Heroes Day

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    Secular holiday : In Tagalog: Araw ng Kagitingan. Tribute to the thousands of Filipinos who volunteered to fight the Japanese occupation forces during World War II

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Wakas ng Ramadan

    Lapu-Lapu Day

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    Thursday April 27, 2023
    Culture : A working holiday which was first observed in 2019. Celebrates the victory of Lapu-Lapu and his men over the Spaniards, led by Ferdinand Magellan, during the Battle of Mactan on April 27, 1521. [Wikipedia]

    Regional holiday

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    Thursday April 27, 2023
    Secular holiday : Kadaugan sa Mactan festival. Reenactment of the battle where native Filipinos thwart Spain's first attempt to colonize the archipelago in the 16th century. in Lapu-Lapu only (Cebu island)

    Labor Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Araw ng Manggagawa

    Regional holiday

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    Sunday May 7, 2023
    Secular holiday : Abad Santos Day in Pampanga only

    Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections

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    Monday May 8, 2023
    Special Events :

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914