How is it possible for Filipinos to celebrate the longest Christmas season in the world?

The Philippines boasts the longest Christmas season in the world. As the calendar of the long-held, visually sparkling season is packed with parades, festivals, concerts, and other events, September opens up the so-called “Ber” (September, October, November, and December) months. While this tropical archipelago nation has no white Christmas, no one has the same holidays […]

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August 6 of every year is a holiday in Cebu to celebrate Founding Anniversary of Cebu Province

As mandated in Republic Act 8952, August 6 is a special non-working holiday for the Province of Cebu. The day is also a holiday in Cebu City and Mandaue City as well as in Lapu-Lapu, Danao, and Toledo. The law was enacted on August 31, 2000, during the administration of former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada. […]

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Malacañan declares May 25, 2020, a regular holiday for Eid’l Fitr

President Rodrigo Duterte declared May 25 to be a regular holiday for the observance of the Eid’l Fitr or the culmination of the Fasting of Ramadan. Double pay is waiting for private-sector workers who will work today, a regular holiday. Malacañan declares May 25, 2020, a regular holiday for Eid’l Fitr Duterte signed Proclamation No. […]

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Philippine Holidays 2020: Plan ahead for your next travel adventures

Mark your calendars and get ready to plan ahead for your next travel adventure this year. Book for your flights online and take advantage of promo fares and don’t forget to reserve your accommodations for the best and most amazing hotels in Cebu as the Philippine holidays 2020 is slowly coming their way. Philippine Holidays […]

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SINULOG 2020: The “Hubo” ritual concludes the Sinulog festivities

The “Hubo” ritual, or the undressing of the Sto. Niño image takes place five days after the Grand Sinulog Parade, which was held every 3rd Sunday of January. SINULOG 2020: The “Hubo” ritual concludes the Sinulog festivities Hubo is the Cebuano word for “undress”. During the mass, priests ceremonially remove the festival garments of the […]

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RESULTS: SINULOG 2020 Grand Parade Winners

The country’s biggest and grandest festival, Sinulog, officially marked its 40th year of adoring the Holy Child Jesus of Cebu or Sto. Niño de Cebu through a fun-filled grand parade and festive activities has come to a close. With contingents from Cebu City and its neighboring cities, other provinces in the Philippines, and even as […]

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Sinulog 2020 Mass Schedules and Activities

The biggest and the grandest festival in the Philippines, Sinulog, is Cebu’s most solemn and religious event to celebrate the adoration of the city’s patron, Señor Sto. Niño or the Holy Child Jesus. Aside from the colorful parade and street dancing on Sinulog Sunday (January 19), Novena masses are scheduled in order to give the […]

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LAST STRETCH: Remaining Public Holidays for December 2019

The year 2019 is about to end as we wait for the up and coming Christmas holiday and the entry of the New Year. As we are about to wrap up this year, let us have the last stretch for the remaining public holidays for December 2019. LAST STRETCH: Remaining Public Holidays for December 2019 […]

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6 Things to Do When You’re Joining the Sinulog Cultural Festival in Cebu

Visiting Cebu in January is more fun with this list of what to do during Sinulog, an important religious and the largest cultural festival in the Philippines. 6 Things to Do When You’re Joining the Sinulog Cultural Festival in Cebu Every year, Cebu City comes alive with shouts of “Pit Señor!” during the Sinulog Festival. […]

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Famous Festivals in Cebu to Celebrate All Year Round

Many places in the Philippines are known for their joyous and colorful festivals, and Cebu is certainly no exception! Although the fiestas of this island province are renowned for their unique color and pageantry, they are also deeply rooted in the Cebuanos’ religious tradition and history. Cebu’s fetes are also opportunities for thanksgiving, reminiscence, as […]

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October 31, 2019: Is it a non-working holiday?

President Rodrigo Duterte made Proclamation No. 555 that November 1 and 2, which most Filipinos celebrate the All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day, were declared non-working holidays. Up to the date of writing, October 31, a Thursday, has not been declared a holiday so there are some Filipinos who are quite confused whether or […]

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September 3 is a special working public holiday in PH

The country is set to mark September 3 as a special working public holiday to commemorate the surrender of Japanese general Tomoyuki Yamashita and his army in Baguio City during World War II. This is in accordance with a House bill that President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law on February 14 this year. September 3 […]

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