DID YOU KNOW: History Month celebrated August | Inquirer News

DID YOU KNOW: History Month celebrated August

05:00 AM August 27, 2018

The celebration of History Month was transferred from September to August by virtue of Proclamation No. 339 which was signed on Feb. 16, 2012 by then President Benigno Aquino III. The celebration of History Month concludes with National Heroes Day, observed on the last Monday of August by virtue of Republic Act No. 9492 signed on July 24, 2007. The celebration of National Heroes Day was first enacted into law through Act. No. 3827 signed on Oct. 28, 1931, declaring the last Sunday of August an official national holiday. In 2007, it became the last Monday in line with former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s holiday economics program which moved holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday of the week. —MARIELLE MEDINA, INQUIRER RESEARCH

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