March 11, 2017

DepEd Releases Complete List Of National Celebrations And Commemorations For School Year 2017

On March 10, 2017, the Department of Education (DepEd) released a list of the national observances and commemorations and related activities that will be observed by the agency this year (2017). The list of historical and national celebrations were announced through DepEd Memorandum No. 48, s. 2017.

Signed by DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, the memorandum is directed towards the agency's undersecretaries, assistant secretaries, bureaus and services directors, regional directors, schools division superintendents, public and private elementary and secondary school heads, and all others concerned.

The activities aim to:
a. raise the level of historical or cultural awareness and consciousness of the elementary and secondary schools learners relative to the significance of the national commemorations;
b. instill in their minds the greatness of the Filipino race, the legacy of their national heroes, and the ideals of their nationhood; and
c. reawaken the Filipino people, especially the youth, of their responsibility and patriotic commitment to truly demonstrate the spirit of heroism, patriotism, nationalism, unity and national identity.

Here's a list of the DepEd historical, national celebrations and related activities:
1. Commemoration of the 75th Araw ng Kagitingan and Philippine Veterans Week - April 5 to 11
2. Commemoration of the 119th Philippine Independence Day Celebration - June 12
3. Commemoration of the 2017 National Heroes Day - August 25
4. Commemoration of the 154th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio - November 30
5. Commemoration of the 121st Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal - December 30
6. Commemoration of the 118th Anniversary of the Inauguration of the First Philippine Republic - January 23
7. Commemoration of the 102nd Death Anniversary of Baldomero Aguinaldo - February 4
8. Commemoration of the 53rd Death Anniversary of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo - February 6
9. Adoption Consciousness Celebration - February 7
10. Commemoration of the 145th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of GOMBURZA - February 17
11. Commemoration of the 148th Birth Anniversary of Baldomero Aguinaldo - February 26
12. Commemoration of the 166th Birth Anniversary of Paciano Rizal - March 9
13. Commemoration of the 60th Death Anniversary of Pres. Ramon Magsaysav - March 17
14. Commemoration of the 148th Birth Anniversary of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo - March 22
15. Commemoration of the 120th Death Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio- May 10
16. Commemoration of the 114th Death Anniversary of Apolinario Mabini - May 13
18. Commemoration of the 119th National Flag Day Celebration - May 28
19. Commemoration of the 155th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal - June 19
20. Commemoration of the 157th Birth Anniversary of Marcela Agoncillo - June 24
21. Commemoration of the 152nd Birth Anniversary of Galicano Apacible - June 25
22. Commemoration of the 118in Historic Siege of Baler and 15th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day - June 30
23. Commemoration of the 121st Death Anniversary of Marcelo H. Del Pilar - July 4
24. Commemoration of the 202™ Birth Anniversary of Apolinario Dela Cruz (Hermano Puli) - July 22
25. Commemoration of the 153rd Birth Anniversary of Apolinario Mabini - July 23
26. History Month - August 1 to 31
27. Commemoration of the 73rd Death Anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon - August 1
28. Commemoration of the 139th Birth Anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon - August 19
29. Commemoration of the 167th Birth Anniversary of Marcelo H. Del Pilar - August 30
30. Commemoration of the 121st Anniversary of the “Battle of San Juan Del Monte” - August 30
31. Commemoration of the 110th Birth Anniversary of Pres. Ramon Magsaysay - August 31
32. Commemoration of the 119th Opening of Malolos Congress - September 15
33. Commemoration of the 45th Anniversary of the Declaration of Martial Law - September 23
34. Commemoration of the 152nd Birth Anniversary of Gen. Miguel Malvar - September 27
35. Commemoration of the 107th Birth Anniversary of Pres. Diosdado MAcapagal - September 28
36. Commemoration of the 73rd Leyte Gulf Landing - October 20
37. Commemoration of the 160th Birth Anniversary of Juan Luna - October 24
38. Commemoration of the 156th Birth Anniversary of Leon Apacible - October 25
39. Commemoration of the 151st Birth Anniversary of Antonio Luna - October 29
40. Commemoration of the 142nd Birth Anniversary of Gregorio del Pilar - November 14
41. Commemoration of the 127th Birth Anniversary of Elpidio Quirino - November 16
42. Adoption Consciousness Celebration - February to November
43. Annual Sining Pambansa and other Related Activities - February to December
44. Project W.A.T.C.H. • (We Advocate Time Consciousness and Honesty) - June to December
45. National Music Competitions for Young Artists - September to November
46. Summit and Seminar Workshop - Proper Implementation of the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Phil. - July
47. National Teachers’ Month and World Teachers’ Day - October 5
48. 55th National Rizal Youth Leadership Institute (NRYLI) Conference - December
49. 150th Birth Anniversary of Juan Crisostomo Sotto - January 27
50. 75th Founding Anniversary of HUKBALAHAP - March 29
51. 75th Anniversary of Araw ng Kagitingan - April 9
52. 150th Birth Anniversary of Julio Nakpil - May 22
53. 150th Birth Anniversary of Guillermo Masangkay - June 25
54. 125th Founding Anniversary of La Liga Filipina - July 3
55. 150th Birth Anniversary of Aurelio Tolentino - October 13
56. 205th Birth Anniversary of Melchora Aquino - January 6
57. 84th Birth Anniversary of Pres. Corazon C. Aquino - January 25
58. 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of Manila - February 3
59. 31st Anniversary of Edsa People Power Revolution - February 25
60. 8th Death Anniversary of Pres. Corazon Aquino - August 1
61. 34th Death Anniversary of Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. - August 21
62. 121st Anniversary of the Cry of Pugad Lawin - August 23
63. 85th Birth Anniversary of Sen. Benigno S. Aquino - November 27
64. 118th Anniversary of the Battle of San Mateo - December 19