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March Events

As a predominantly Christian (Catholic) country, the main legacy of more than 300 years Spanish colonization of the Philippines and the Filipino people dominate the observations during the Lent season. It  culminates in what is still called "Holy Week" (that falls around late March to early April depending on the Christian calendar).

It may likely be only in the Philippines where the Thursday and Friday of the "Holy Week" are declared official national holidays.  In fact, the Wednesday may also be declared a holiday by the President to allow Filipinos from the Metro Manila area to their pilgrimage back to their hometown, all throughout the Philippines.