Is June 20, 2011 a Holiday?

The answer is a big YES! Filipinos at this period will have a long weekend. It was already announced in late April that Monday next week, June 20, 2011, was declared by the President a special non-working holiday to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the country's national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.

The commemoration was moved to June 20 instead of June 19, Sunday (which is 'Father's Day' by the way), on recommendation of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to allow more citizens to join and participate in various activities lined up for the event.