August 6 2014 Cebu charter day holiday

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August 6, 2015 is a special non-working day in Cebu province

The central Visayan province of Cebu will be celebrating its 445th foundation anniversary this coming August 6, Wednesday.

August 6 is a special non-working holiday throughout the province as mandated by Republic Act 8952, which was enacted in 2000 during the time of then-President Joseph Estrada.

The holiday declaration covers the highly urbanized cities of Cebu and Mandaue as well as the component cities of Lapulapu, Danao, and Toledo. Visit this link to read the full text of RA 8952

cebu foundation day 2014
August 6, 2014 is a special non-working day in Cebu province

Sun Star Cebu reported last 2011 that the tradition of celebrating Cebu’s foundation day every August 6 began in 1993 following a resolution approved by the provincial council.

The resolution noted that King Philip II’s (to whom the Philippines was named after) appointment of Miguel Lopez de Legaspi as governor of Cebu on August 6, 1569 “marked the foundation, although loosely, of a province of Cebu.”

It must be remembered however that two years later, Legazpi transferred the seat of power to Manila, a city he labeled as the “distinguished and ever loyal city.”

Advanced happy foundation day anniversary to all Cebuanos! 🙂

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