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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.

 

Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Christmas Christmas Eve Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
Chinese New Year Chinese New Year Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Ash Wednesday / Carnival Ash Wednesday/Carnival Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Maundy Thursday Maundy Thursday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Good Friday Good Friday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Holy Saturday Holy Saturday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Easter Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Easter Monday Easter Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Independence Day Independence Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs