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Sunday, 12 January 2014

February 25, 2014 Holiday in Philippines announced

February 25, 2014 (Tuesday)- People Power Anniversary- Holiday in Philippines announced!

President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino has issued Proclamation 655 enumerating the holidays for the year 2014.

According to timeanddate.com, the story behind People Power Anniversary traces back to events that occurred from February 22 to 25, 1986. Masses of disillusioned people, mainly from urban Manila, staged a revolution on the streets of Manila. This revolution eventually led to the downfall of a government that many people saw as corrupt and oppressive.

A major road called EDSA, in Manila, was the stage for crucial events that occurred during the revolution. Nearly two million people were protesting on this street at one point during this historical event. Many Filipinos consider the holiday as historic and important because the revolution changed and reformed the political system in the Philippines.

People Power Anniversary was a working holiday on February 25 in previous years. It was not a day off for work or schools but activities and ceremonies to celebrate the anniversary would continue to occur. In 2009 the Monday nearest February 25 was declared a special holiday for all schools (both public and private).

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