Bonifacio Day / Kaarawan ni Bonifacio

Bonifacio Day is a national holiday in Philippines to celebrate the birthday of one of Philippines national hero, Andres Bonifacio, on 30 November 1863. Andres Bonifacio led the struggle of Filipinos against Spanish colonialism through Katipunan movement in 1897. Nowadays, Andres Bonifacio is called as “father of the Philippine Revolution” and “father of Katipunan” due to the service he gave to the Philippines during the battle against Spain.

When is Bonifacio Day 2013?
Bonifacio Day 2013 falls on Saturday, 30 November 2013. Since Bonifacio Day 2013 falls on Saturday, the observance will be moved to Monday, 2 December 2013.

The Origin of Bonifacio Day
Andres Bonifacio was the main Philippines national hero aside from Jose Rizal who was executed by the Spanish government on 30 December 1896. The Filipinos considered him as a national figure who began the reciprocal against Spain.

Andres Bonifacio was arrested on the order of Baldomero Guinaldo (Philippine President at that time) with the charges of planning treason against the Philippines government as well as conspiracy to murder the President. He was executed on 10 May 1897 although there was no convincing evidence that prove him wrong.

The observance of Bonifacio Day as a national holiday in Philippines on 30 November every year was regulated on 16 February 1921 through the Act No. 2946.

Bonifacio Day 2013 Celebration
Most businesses and schools are closed, but many shops, malls, and recreational are open during Bonifacio Day. Nowadays, many people in Philippines observe Bonifacio Day as just another holiday. They use the holiday to stay at home and gather with family or go on a short vacation to various places of interest in Philippines. Yet, some Filipinos visit the monument of Andres Bonifacio and present flowers to express their gratitude of what Bonifacio had done to the country.

Happy Bonifacio Day 2013 !