Although the word “pagdiriwang” translates to “celebration” in English, it includes not just joyful occasions but also days of solemn remembrance and commemoration.
During mga pagdiriwang, we celebrate, honor, or remember significant people or events in our country’s history and culture.
Meaning of pagdiriwang in Tagalog:
Anumang okasyong pag-alaala o pagdaraos na ginaganap sa Pilipinas bawat taon
Pagdiriwang in English:
Pagdiriwang in Cebuano (Sinugboanong Binisaya):
Mga pagdiriwang can be:
Some pagdiriwang are considered public holidays in the Philippines while others are not.
Mga panrelihiyong pagdiriwang refer to religious celebrations in the Philippines.
Due to several hundred years of Spanish rule, Catholic festivals are a dime a dozen throughout the country, but Muslim holidays are also observed either nationally or locally.
Muslim holidays in the Philippines
Christian (mostly Catholic) religious festivals in the Philippines:
Mga pansibikong pagdiriwang refer to civic, non-religious celebrations in the Philippines.
Some may be national public holidays, such as:
Others may be celebrated only in relevant localities (panlokal na pansibikong pagdiriwang) such as:
Others are not public holidays but are still celebrated by Filipinos at home or in school:
Public holidays in the Philippines:
Holidays with movable dates:
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You can download a printable copy of this worksheet here: Mga Pagdiriwang sa Pilipinas Worksheet (PDF)
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