Instead February 25, the annual commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution will now be observed yearly every February 24, following Malacañang’s decision to declare the date as a special non-working holiday nationwide.
The actual celebration this year falls tomorrow, which is a Saturday, which prompted Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to release Proclamation No. 167 late Thursday evening, before the new holiday date.
Based on the said proclamation, the Palace moved the celebration of the EDSA holiday to “enable our countrymen to avail of the benefits of a longer weekend under the principle of holiday economics.”
Malacañang said that this measure is reasonable, provided that the historical significance of the EDSA People Power Revolution is maintained.
“The celebration of EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary may be moved from 25 February 2023 (Saturday) to 24 February 2023 (Friday), provided that the historical significance of EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary is maintained,” it added.
This year marks the 37th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution which commemorates the end of the dictatorship of late President Ferdinand E. Marcos which led to the country’s democracy.