Is January 9, 2023, a holiday in the Philippines?


Is January 9, 2023, a holiday in the Philippines? Find out below…

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Through Proclamation No. 120, January 9, 2023, is declared as a special non-working holiday in Manila. Malacañang declared the holiday in celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene.

Yesterday, January 6, a proclamation declaring January 9 as a special non-working holiday in Manila was released. It was signed by Executive Secretary Lucas P Bersamin by the authority of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

“It is but lifting and proper that the people of the City of Manila be given the opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies,” Proclamation No. 120 read.

See the full Tweet below:

On Wednesday, January 3, the City of Manila released its own holiday declaration through Executive Order No. 1, suspending all work and classes on January 9, 2023, “to allow devotees to participate in the activities for the feats of the Black Nazarene.”

However, despite the holiday proclamation, the traditional transport of the image of the Black Nazarene from Luneta to Quiapo (Traslacion) will not be held due to the ongoing pandemic. Instead, there will be a procession on January 8, after the 12:01 am mass at the Minor Basilica in Quiapo. 

There will also be in-person eucharistic celebrations in the Minor Basilica in Quiapo and other select churches in the city, which devotees can follow online through the Facebook page of the parish.

Read more about the recently published executive order below:

– WhatALife!

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Also read: LIST: Official Philippine Holidays in 2023

Jeraiza is a writer of Syntactics Inc. in Cagayan de Oro City. She writes for all sorts of topic to provide the right information and to keep the readers updated with the trends. A fan of all things classic, a typical bookworm with books gathering dust, and a fiction writer on weekends.

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