Philippine Culture - Celebrations
philippine culture | celebrations | family traits | heritage | philippine societyNational Holidays and Celebrations
February 25 - E.D.S.A Revolution
April 9 - Araw ng Kagitingan
May 1 - Labor Day
June 12 - Independence Day
August 28 - National Heroes Day
November 30 - Bonifacio Day
December 30 - Rizal Day
Native Holidays and Celebrations
January 1 - Bagong Taon (New Year's Day)
January 9 - The Black Nazarene procession in Quiapo and Manila
March or April (date varies) - Semana Santa (Holy Week)
Third Saturday and Sunday of September (date varies): The Peñafrancia Festival in Naga City, Camarines Sur, Bicol Region.
During the festivities people attend church services, followed by parade on the streets, fireworks, and feasting in honor of the Roman Catholic faith and native culture, and are attended by hundreds of thousands of Filipinos each year. The Peñafrancia Festival is also highlighted by a fluvial procession in the Bicol River.
November 1 (All Saints Day) through November 2 (All Souls Day). Undas (Day of the Dead) During all Saints/Souls day, it's traditional to visit the cemeteries and pay homage to their dearly departed.
December 24 - Noche Buena (Christmas Eve).
December 25 - Araw ng Pasko (Christmas Day).
December 31 - Media Noche Bisperas ng Bagong Taon (New Year's Eve).
January 1 – Bagong Taon (New Year’s Day)