February 24 is a holiday in Cebu City

Pursuant to the Republic Act 7287, February 24 of every year is declared as a special non-working holiday in the City of Cebu.

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February 24 is a holiday in Cebu City

The holiday which is known as Cebu City Charter Day, in commemoration of its foundation anniversary was approved on March 24, 1992.

Looking back, it was on February 24, 1937, when the City of Cebu was born by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 58 through the initiative of Don Vicente Rama, the father of Cebu City Charter.

The then municipality of Cebu who was under the Cebu Provincial Government became an independent Chartered City known as “Cebu City” which was inaugurated as the third city of the Philippines, after Manila in 1571 and Baguio in 1909.

Republic Act of 7287
AN ACT DECLARING FEBRUARY 24 OF EVERY YEAR A SPECIAL NONWORKING HOLIDAY IN THE CITY OF CEBU, TO BE KNOWN AS CEBU CITY CHARTER DAY

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. February 24 of every year is hereby declared a special nonworking holiday in the City of Cebu, to be known as Cebu City Charter Day, in commemoration of its foundation anniversary.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Approved, March 24, 1992

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February 25: EDSA Revolution Anniversary

Another holiday will be on February 25, 20191, Monday, as it will be the anniversary of the EDSA Revolution or People Power Anniversary. It is declared as a special holiday throughout the country.

Special non-working days:

February 5, 2019, Tuesday – Chinese New Year
February 25, 2019, Monday – EDSA Revolution Anniversary
April 20, 2019 – Black Saturday
August 21, 2019, Wednesday – Ninoy Aquino Day
November 1, 2019, Friday – All Saints’ Day
December 8, 2019, Sunday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
December 31, 2019, Tuesday – Last Day of the Year

To get the complete list of holidays in 2019, check the Proclamation no. 555, s. 2018 (PDF), please click here.

Footnotes

  1. WHEREAS, on 25 February 2019, the country will commemorate the 33rd Anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution, which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country (Paragraph 4, Proclamation no. 555, s. 2018)

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