National Heroes Day – 30. 8.

Monday 30th of August is a Philippine national holiday called “National Heroes Day.” The holiday is celebrated annually on the last Monday of August. This day is a celebration of all the Filipino heroes and heroines who fought for the freedom of their nation, for example in the fight for independence from Spain. This day is celebrated with numerous parades in their honour and laying wreaths. 


The holiday was introduced in the Philippines already in 1931 when it was decreed by law to celebrate the last Sunday of August each year, in 2007 the new law moved the holiday to the last Monday of August, because the government wanted to introduce long weekends for its citizens.