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Holidays & Observances in The Philippines

The Philippines is an Asian island country made up of many tiny islands. It has been controlled by many different countries including Spain, Britain, Japan, and the United States, so its modern culture is a combination of all these influences with elements from the east and the west. Spain brought its religion of Roman Catholicism, which now claims most Filipinos as followers. The British and the Americans brought their language, which is not the predominant language of the Philippines, but is spoken by many none-the-less. Holidays are probably most influenced by the Spanish, who replaced any traditional celebrations the people might have had with Roman Catholic ones. Religious holidays are very important and widely celebrated across the country.


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Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Common Observance Observance Type Religion/Belief
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Catholic
Christmas Eve Christmas Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Christmas Christmas Public, Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Chinese New Year Chinese New Year Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Chinese / East Asian, Taoism / Daoism, Confucianism
Ash Wednesday/Carnival Ash Wednesday / Carnival Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Good Friday Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Arbor Day - Philippines Arbor Day / Plant a Tree Day Noteworthy & Common