Holidays are officially declared by the government for us to be reminded of the important historic events in the country and the world. Basically, there are two types of holidays in the country – regular holidays and special non-working holidays. Most of the special holidays are declared and announced by the government and their dates vary from year to year. Regular holidays, on the other hand, are fixed holidays such as Christmas and New Year. Most of them need no further announcements from the government. Aside from the national holidays, each place, like Cebu, has their own set of local holidays.
Cebu City Charter Day - February 24
February 24 of every year is declared as special non-working holiday in the City of Cebu in line with the founding anniversary of Cebu City. Residents in the City of Cebu will surely have the time to participate in the various ceremonies prepared by the city officials.
Kadaugan Sa Mactan – April 27
The celebration of Kadaugan sa Mactan was given importance because it is a significant event in Philippine History and was declared as special non-working holiday in the City of Lapulapu. It is declared as holiday for the people to celebrate and participate in ceremonies prepared by the government.
Lapu-Lapu City Charter Day – June 17
June 17 of every year is declared as special non-working holiday in the City of Lapu-Lapu in line with founding anniversary of Lapulapu City.
Cebu Province Chapter Day – August 6
The is based on the Republic Act No. 8952 which declares August 6 of every year a special non-working holiday in the Province of Cebu for the celebration of its founding anniversary. This also includes the City of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapulapu, Danao and Toledo. The Republic Act was approved on August 31, 2000.
Mandaue City Charter Day – August 30
August 30 was declared as special non-working holiday for the celebration of the founding anniversary of the City of Mandaue. The holiday will allow the people in Mandaue City to celebrate and participate in the occasions and ceremonies prepared by the government.
Osmeña Day - September 9
The holiday is in accordance with the Republic Act No. 6953 declaring September 9 of every year as special non-working holiday in the City of Cebu and Province of Cebu. The holiday is in honor of the late President, Sergio Osmeña Sr.
When a holiday falls on a weekend, its observance is moved to the following Monday. This will allow people in Cebu to have a long weekend - a perfect time to spend with friends, families and loved ones.