The People Power Revolution Anniversary is a holiday and country-wide observance in the Philippines that is observed annually on February 25th. This holiday is an important one for many Filipinos because it is the day when the People Power Revolution restored democracy back to the country in February of 1986.
History of the People Power Revolution Anniversary
The People Power Revolution was a number of demonstrations that were held in the Philippines between 1983 and 1986. This revolution fought against the violence of the regime and the electoral fraud that was rampant. Huge groups of people, many of them from Manila, began to stage a revolution on the streets of the city. This revolution would lead to the crumbling of the government that many people viewed as evil and corrupt and also led to President Ferdinand Marcos fleeing the country.
People Power Revolution Anniversary Customs & Traditions
The People Power Revolution Anniversary is a school holiday in the Philippines, so schools are closed on this day. However, businesses and many government offices do remain open. On this day, many people will wear yellow on this day because it was the official color of the LABAN Party – the party which challenged the government during the revolution. All over the Philippines, people will also attend various concerts and church masses.
When is People Power Revolution Anniversary?
|This year (2018)||February 25 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2019)||February 25 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2017)||February 25 (Saturday)||Multiple dates - more|