Tag Archives: Holiday

Holy Week Traditions in the Philippines

Holy Week in the Philippines (Filipino: Mahal na Araw; Spanish: Semana Santa) is a significant religious observance for the country’s Catholic majority, the Iglesia Filipina Independiente or the Philippine Independent Church and most Protestant groups. One of the few majority Christian countries in Asia, Catholics make up 80 percent of the population, and the Church is one of the country’s dominant sociopolitical forces. It begins on Palm Sunday and continues on

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Japan National Foundation Day

National Foundation Day is a national holiday in Japan celebrated annually on February 11, celebrating the mythological foundation of Japan and the accession of its first emperor, Emperor Jimmu at Kashihara gū on 11 February 660 BC. In contrast with the events associated with earlier Kigensetsu, celebrations for National Foundation Day are relatively muted. Customs include the raising of Japanese national flags and reflection on the meaning of Japanese citizenship. The holiday is still relatively

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Bonifacio Day

Bonifacio Day is a national holiday in the Philippines, commemorating Andrés Bonifacio, one of the country’s national heroes. He was the founder and eventual Supremo of the Katipunan, a secret society that triggered the Philippine Revolution of 1896 against the Spanish Empire. Observance It is held on 30 November. Unlike Rizal Day commemorates on his death anniversary, Bonifacio Day is celebrated on his birth date. This is because of the controversial events on which

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