Manila: Public Holidays

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Manila Public Holidays

Manila shares many of its public holidays with Europe, but also has several of its own local holidays and since the Philippines is a largely Catholic country, many religious holidays are observed.

January 1: New Year's Day
February 25: People Power Day
Thursday before Easter: Maundy Thursday
Friday before Easter: Good Friday
Easter Sunday
April 9 (Monday nearest April 9): Bataan and Corregidor Day
May 1 (Monday nearest May 1): Labor Day
June 12 (Monday nearest June 12): Independence Day
June 24: Manila Foundation day (Manila only)
August 21 (Monday nearest August 21): Ninoy Aquino Day
Last Monday of August: National Heroes' Day
November 1: All Saints Day
November 30: Monday nearest November 30 Bonifacio Day
December 25: Christmas Day
December 30 (Monday nearest December 30): Rizal Day
December 31: New Year's Eve