Here’s some great news for office workers raring to do some traveling this month: there are two long weekends
and one other holiday
to look forward to. Now’s your chance to relax and spend some time off work. If you’re low on vacation leaves, make the most of these holidays and plan a trip with your friends or family. We’ve also included some local festivals that are happening this August in case you want to join the celebration.
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August 9, 2013
For Muslims, this holiday marks the end of the fasting period during the month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims all over the world through dressing up in new clothes, exchanging Eid gifts with friends and family, and offering a special Eid prayer. Everyone is also encouraged to do more charity and share their blessings with the less fortunate.
Ninoy Aquino Day
August 21, 2013
Observed annually on August 21, this national non-working holiday commemorates the life of Benigno “Ninoy” Aguino Jr., a senator who was assassinated in 1983 after defying the Marcos regime. Ninoy and his wife, former president Corazon Aquino, are the parents of incumbent president Benigno Aquino III. His death led to the Marcos regime’s downfall, which happened through the People Power Revolution in 1986.
National Heroes Day
August 26, 2013
Celebrated on the last Monday of August, National Heroes Day is a yearly celebration that gives tribute to the heroes of our country. Ceremonies at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, are done alongside different activities from government agencies, local government units, and various organizations.
August 28, 2013 | Cagayan de Oro City
In honor of the patron saint of Cagayan de Oro (CDO), San Agustin, the city celebrates with a lively fiesta that includes street dancing, food exhibits, marathons, and other fun activities. The highlight of the celebration is the civic-military parade, which features large floats from different schools and organizations that show off just how creative the city’s residents are.