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Obaya in Bomod-ok from February 7-9,2011

Fidelisan (the heart of the Northern Sagada villages) will be having the Pakde. For this reason, obaya (sacred day of rest) is declared from February 7-9, 2011. Tourists are not allowed to enter the ili or go to Bomod-ok (Big Falls).

Sagada is an indigenous cultural community. When you visit the area, you are expected to respect the decrees of the dap-ay.

2011 Philippine Holidays

Proclamation 84 of President Benigno Aquino III

Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day – January 1 Saturday
Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 Saturday
Maundy Thursday – April 21 – Thursday
Good Friday – April 22 – Friday
Labor Day – May 1 – Sunday
Independence Day – June 12 Sunday
National Heroes’ Day – August 29 Monday (last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day – November 30 Wednesday
Christmas Day – December 25 Sunday
Rizal Day – December 30 Friday

Special (Non-Working) Holidays – 2011
Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 Sunday
All Saints’ Day – November 1 Tuesday
New Year’s Eve (or Last Day of the Year) – December 31 Saturday

Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Friday)

Other Holidays (Specific Dates to be Announced)
Eid’l Fitr
Eid’l Adha

source: Proclamation 84

November 29, 2010 a non-working holiday

November 29 is a non-working holiday in observance of Bonifacio Day, a Malacanang official said Thursday.

The public holiday actually falls on November 30 but the government’s holiday economics policy pushes its observance as a non-working day to the nearest Monday, said Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte.

Philippine revolution leader and Katipunan founder Andres Bonifacio was born on Nov. 30, 1863.


See also: 2010 Philippine Holidays

2010 Philippine Holidays

Regular Holidays in 2010

New Year’s Day (January 1),
Maundy Thursday (April 1),
Good Friday (April 2),
Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9),
Labor Day (May 1),
Independence Day (June 14, Monday nearest June 12),
National Heroes Day (August 30, last Monday of August),
Bonifacio Day (November 29, Monday nearest November 30),
Christmas Day (December 25, Saturday), and
Rizal Day (December 27, Monday nearest December 30).

Under Republic Act 9492, holidays, except those that are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order, or proclamation.

Special Non-Working Days
Ninoy Aquino Day (August 23, Monday nearest Aug August 23),
All Saints Day (Nov. 1, Monday),
December 24 and
December 31

Special Holiday for All Schools
February 22, Monday nearest February 25
(1986 People Power Revolution anniversary)

National Holiday
Eid’l Fitr
Eid’l Adha

Special National Working Holiday
July 27
(Republic Act 9645: founding anniversary of Iglesia ni Cristo)

Reminders to Tourists

Here are some reminders to all local and foreign tourists who intend to go caving or hiking in Sagada.


• Shirt (loose t-shirt)
• Shorts (not denim)
• Rubber sandals / flip-flops /slippers / crocs

Waste Management
• Do not bring junk food inside the cave
• Carry empty plastic bottles back to the entrance of the cave
• If its your period, skip the cave
• Smoking is not allowed inside the cave

Safety Measures
• Register at the Tourist Information Center
• Do not enter the caves without an accredited local guide
• Do not enter the cave after 5 pm
• Kids below 6 years old are not allowed inside the cave
• Do not bring jewelry, shoulder bags
• Video or still Camera: if not waterproof, bring ZipLock
• Rain gear: umbrella / rain coat (on your way and back)


• Shirt (sleeveless or long sleeved, your choice)
• Shorts / jogging pants (not denim)
• Hiking / rubber shoes

Waste Management
• Carry junk food wrappers back to town center
• Carry empty plastic bottles back to town center
• Carry used sanitary napkins, diapers back to town center
• Carry dead cigarette butts back to town center

Safety Measures
• Register at the Tourist Information Center
• Do not bring jewelry, shoulder bags
• Video or Still Camera: if not waterproof, bring ZipLock
• Rain gear: umbrella / rain coat
• Bottled Water
• First Aid Kit