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In this lesson you will learn about Months.

Months of the year - How to speak Tagalog (or Filipino) - Months of the year.

Basic - Months of The Year

This section will teach you how to say the months of the year in Tagalog.

The Philippines recognize at least one national holiday every month, except during September. Here's a quick rundown on each month of the year, their respective holidays, and other notable facts.

January (e-NE-ro) - Filipinos celebrate New Year's day with plenty of fireworks and big family gatherings. Sometimes, the Filipino-Chinese community celebrate Chinese New Year during the last week of January (if not during the first week of February).

February (Peb-RE-ro) - Valentine's day (Feb 14) is not treated as a national holiday, but is widely celebrated by couples and singles alike. People Power Day (Feb 25), also known as the EDSA Revolution Anniversary, marks the day when the Filipino people united and overthrew President Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, and is considered a national holiday.

March (MAR-so) - There are no holidays during the third month of the year unless Lenten Season falls on March. However, this month signals the end of the school year and the start of the summer vacation for most students.

April (Ab-RIL) - Like March, April does not have any major holidays unless Lenten Season falls on this month. Beach resorts are often teeming with locals and tourists alike from April to May.

May (MA-yo) - Filipinos celebrate Labor Day during May 1st, with employees either staying at home to relax or spend some time with their family outside.

June (HUN-yo) - Independence day is celebrated on June 12, which is considered a national holiday. June is also considered the first month of the school year.

July (HUL-yo) - Eid-al-Fitr occasionally falls on July, and is considered a national holiday. July also marks the start of the rainy season in the Philippines.

August (a-GOS-to) - August 21 marks Ninoy Aquino Day, which commemorates the assassination of Senator Benigno Aquino. His death sparked the People Power Revolution that led to the downfall of the Marcos Regime in 1986.

September (Set-YEM-bre) - September is the only month in the year with no National holidays, but is traditionally considered the start of the Christmas Season in the Philippines.

October (Ok-TUB-RE) - Id-ul-Adha or "Feast of the Sacrifice" is an Islamic celebration that is considered a national holiday in the Philippines.

November (Nob-YEM-bre) - November 1 is All Saints day, a time for Filipinos to visit the cemetery and pay respects to the departed. This day is considered a National Holiday unlike November 2 (All Souls' Day). November 30 is Bonifacio Day, another narional holiday commemorating the birthday of Andres Bonifacio, one of the Philippines greatest heroes during the Spanish colonial rule.

December (Dis-YEM-bre) - Christmas Day (December 25) is perhaps one of the most celebrated holidays in the Philippines, with Filipinos doing Christmas-related activities as early as September. Christmas Vacation also begins several days before Christmas and ends on the first week of January. December 30 is Rizal Day, a national holiday commemorating the execution of Jose Rizal, the country's national hero.

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