#WalangPasok: List of Special non-working & Regular Holidays For August 2018
According to the School Calendar for School Year 2018-2019 DO 025 released by the Department of Education, here’s the List of Holidays in August 2018:
August 21 – Ninoy Aquino Day (special non-working holiday)
Ninoy Aquino Day is a national non-working holiday in the Philippines observed annually on August 21, commemorating the assassination of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr.
August 22 – Eid’l Adha (regular holiday)
Eid al-Adha also called the “Festival of Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year and considered the holier of the two. In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah. In the international (Gregorian) calendar, the dates vary from year to year drifting approximately 11 days earlier each year.Eid al-Adha is the latter of the two Eid holidays, the former being Eid al-Fitr. The word “Eid” appears once in Al-Ma’ida, the fifth sura of the Quran, with the meaning “solemn festival”.
August 27 – National Heroes Day (regular holiday)
National Heroes’ Day in the Philippines is a national holiday that aims to honor Filipinos who have fought for and contributed to the country’s freedom and independence. The celebration of National Heroes Day began during the American Colonial Period. The Philippine Legislature, then dominated by Filipino leaders who represented the national aspiration for independence, first enacted the holiday into law through Act No. 3827 on October 28, 1931. The Act declared the last Sunday of August of every year an official national holiday.