Yeah it is just really in the Philippines, where holidays are moved, instead of this coming April 9, which Philippines celebrates; “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor) a holiday which we commemorates the fall of Bataan during World War II. Although President Gloria Macpagal-Arroyo moved it to April 6 to create a long weekend.
And again more holidays to come for the Philippines.
MANILA, Philippines – President Arroyo has declared Nov. 27 and 28 as non-working holidays in line with the celebration of the Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), the culmination of Harirya Hajj or the pilgrimage to Mecca.
Mrs. Arroyo, on the eve of her 62nd birthday celebration, made the declaration after consultation with Saudi Arabian ambassador Mohammad Ameen Wali.
Eid’l Adha is the second major Islamic festival celebrated by 10 million Filipino Muslims in the country.
The first Muslim festival, Eid’l Fitr or the “Festival of Breaking Fast”, is celebrated two months earlier.
There were other holidays that were also moved in the past year. Is this right for a country? Maybe even Christmas Day and New Years Day will also be moved in the coming years who knows. Maybe there will also be an Arroyo Day before the presidents term will be over.