MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Another holiday awaits Filipino workers and students on November 30, 2022, also known as Bonifacio Day.
Bonifacio Day is one of the regular holidays in the Philippines. It is celebrated every November 30, commemorating the birth of the Filipino hero Andres Bonifacio.
Former President Rodrigo Duterte declared November 30 a regular holiday through Proclamation No. 1236, signed October 29, 2021.
Bonifacio Day: A quick look at history
The founder of the Katipunan was born on November 30, 1863. Thirty-three years later, he became one of the powerhouses behind the Philippine Revolution.
Andres Bonifacio is often referred to as the “father of the Philippine revolution.” In 1892, he founded the renowned “Katipunan” or the “Kataas-taasang, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan.” It was a secret society that grew into an armed movement which attacked the Spanish colonial rulers.
Bonifacio became the general of the Katipunan’s revolutionary army. However, an internal conflict resulted in Emilio Aguinaldo taking control of the forces.
After the overthrow of the Spanish, a vote was taken at the Tejeros convention to decide the President of the Philippines. Aguinaldo won and Bonifacio came second. The latter rejected the result, citing a rigged election.
He became a rebel leader within a revolutionary government. Aguinaldo later arrested Bonifacio, who was put on trial and executed on May 10, 1897.
While many national heroes are celebrated on the day of their death, Bonifacio is commemorated on the day of his birth since he was executed by the Filipino movement rather than the Spanish.
The remaining holidays in 2022
The year 2022 will end in less than two months. The following are the remaining holidays declared this year:
- December 8, Thursday – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary [NON-WORKING HOLIDAY]
- December 24, Saturday – Christmas Eve [WORKING HOLIDAY]
- December 25, Sunday – Christmas Day [REGULAR HOLIDAY]
- December 30, Friday – Rizal Day [REGULAR HOLIDAY]
- December 31, Saturday – Last Day of the Year [WORKING HOLIDAY]
2023 official list of holidays
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has signed Proclamation No. 90, which declares the official holidays next year, 2023. The list includes regular holidays and special non-working holidays. The new proclamation replaces the list of holidays signed in August through Proclamation 42
See the list of official regular and special non-working holidays in the Philippines in 2023 below:
|New Year’s Day||January 1, 2023 (Saturday)|
|Araw ng Kagitingan||April 10, 2023 (Monday nearest April 9)|
|Maundy Thursday||April 6, 2023|
|Good Friday||April 7, 2023|
|Labor Day||May 1, 2023 (Monday)|
|Independence Day||June 12, 2023 (Monday)|
|National Heroes Day||August 28, 2023 (last Monday of August)|
|Bonifacio Day||November 27, 2023 (Monday nearest November 30)|
|Christmas Day||December 25, 2023 (Monday)|
|Rizal Day||December 30, 2023 (Saturday)|
|Special Non-Working Days|
|EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary||February 25, 2023 (Saturday)|
|Black Saturday||April 8, 2023|
|Ninoy Aquino Day||August 21, 2023 (Monday)|
|All Saints’ Day||November 1, 2023 (Wednesday)|
|Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary||December 8, 2023 (Friday)|
|Last Day of the Year||December 31, 2023 (Sunday)|
|Additional Special Non-Working Days||January 2, 2023 (Monday)|
November 2, 2023 (Thursday)
Also read: LIST: Official Philippine Holidays in 2023