It’s more fun in the Philippines. This exact phrase is the new tagline of our Department of Tourism (DOT). The aim is to promote the Philippines to the world. The aim is to triple the number of tourists going here. We can only hope that this tourism campaign of the DOT launched just last Friday (January 6) succeeds this time. As a Filipino, I strongly believe in my country. I strongly believe that it is really more fun in the Philippines. And we have our rich natural wonders and our very own people to thank for that.
For travelers like you and me, knowing the official or legal holidays in a certain place definitely helps a lot in organizing our itineraries. While airfares and hotel rates skyrocket during the holidays, and travel promos get limited or none at all, it is still an advantage to know our share of long weekends to plan that dream vacation or road trip well. With that concern in mind, I secured a complete list of holidays in the Philippines as declared by Malacanang. Without further a do, here it is in calendar months’ order: Continue reading →