Edsa Anniv not a holiday in 2024, it falls on a Sunday, says OP

Why is Edsa Anniv not a holiday in 2024? It falls on a Sunday, says OP

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 04:19 PM October 13, 2023

Why is Edsa People Anniv not a holiday in 2024? It falls on a Sunday, says OP

PEOPLE POWER REVOLUTION People occupied Edsa for several days to protect reformist soldiers involved in a coup attempt against the Marcos regime in February 1986. (File photo from People Powerbook, The Philippine Revolution of 1986)

MANILA, Philippines — The reason why the Edsa People Power Revolution was not included in the list of holidays for 2024 is because it falls on a Sunday.

This is the statement given by Office of the President (OP).


“The Office of the President maintains the respect for the commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution,” OP said.


“However, such was not included in the list of special non-working days for the year 2024 as February 25 falls on a Sunday,” it explained.

“There is a minimal socio-economic impact in declaring such [a] day as a special non-working holiday since it coincides with the rest day for most workers [or] laborers,” it added.

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. earlier identified the dates of regular holidays and non-working holidays through Proclamation Number 368.

The proclamation included the regular annual usual holidays, except the anniversary of Edsa People Power Revolution.

This event was the peaceful protest that toppled Marcos’ father, former President and dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. thirty seven years ago.

INQUIRER.net asked Palace why the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary — which also falls on a Sunday on December 8 — was included in the list.


Palace said it was because the law mandates it.

“The December 8 holiday is by law. The Edsa holiday is by virtue of an Executive Order,” Presidential Communications Office Secretary Cheloy Garafil told reporters through Viber.


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