Bonifacio Day

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Bonifacio Day
Pambansang Bantayog ni Andres Bonifacio (Bonifacio National Monument).jpg
Observed by Philippines
Type National
Significance Commemoration of the life of Andrés Bonifacio
Date November 30
Next time 30 November 2017 (2017-11-30)
Frequency annual

Bonifacio Day is a Philippine national holiday commemorating the life of Andrés Bonifacio, one of the Philippines' national heroes. It is celebrated the birth of Andrés Bonifacio the Father of the Philippine Revolution.

Bonifacio Day is held on 30 November, or the Monday nearest this day to create a long weekend. Unlike, José Rizal Commemoration in Rizal Day, Bonifacio Day is celebrated on his day of birth, rather than his day of death. This is because Bonifacio was executed by his fellow revolutionaries, rather than at the hands of foreign colonizers.[1][2]

History[edit]

Bonifacio Day became a holiday when the Philippine Legislature passed Act No. 2946, declaring November 30 of every year as a national holiday for the commemoration of the birth of Gat Andrés Bonifacio who started the Philippine revolution in 1896 to overthrow the Spanish colonial government on the islands. The holiday was first instituted with a decree and signed by American Governor-General to the Philippines Francis Burton Harrison in 1921 .[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonifacio Day 2017 and 2018 — Public Holidays Philippines". Publicholidays.ph. Retrieved 2017-03-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Bonifacio Day | Philippines". Office Holidays. Retrieved 2017-03-19.