The Republic of the Philippines is in the Pacific Ocean in southeast Asia. Most of the citizens are Christian.
Bonifacio Day, November 30. The birthday of Andres Bonifacio (b.1896), who led the 1896 revolt against the Spanish.
Rizal Day, December 30. 1896
Independence Day, June 12. Anniversary of the declaration of independence in 1898 from Spain. Actual independence did not occur until July 4, 1946. A public holiday since 1962.
Constitution Day, January 17.
Bataan Day, April 9.
Freedom Day, February 25. Anniversary of the People's Revolution.
Araw ng Kagitingan, May 6. Heroism Day.
Philippine-American Friendship Day, July 4. On the United States' Independence Day.
Feast of Christ the King, October 24.
Misa de Gallo, December 16-24. The Nine Days Before Christmas. Each day begins with church bells to call people to dawn masses, concluding with a midnight mass on Christmas Eve. See Christianity.
Thanksgiving Day, September 21.
Public holidays New Year's Day, Freedom Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Labor Day (May 1), Araw ng Kagitingan, Independence Day, National Heroes' Day (Aug 27), Barangay Day (Sep 11), Thanksgiving Day (Sep 21), All Saints' Day, Bonifacio Day, Christmas, Rizal Day, New Year's Eve.