June 20 2011 Holiday – Philippines

President Noynoy Aquino has signed Proclamation 154 last April 26, 2011 declaring June 20, 2011 (Monday) as a special non-working holiday.

It is for the celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) requested that Monday, June 20, 2011, be declared as special non-working holiday instead of June 19, 2011 (Rizal’s birthday) so that they commemorate Rizal’s patriotic deeds and sacrifices with appropriate ceremonies.