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Five months remaining! Live your best life for the rest of 2019 by working hard, travelling a lot, starting a venture, and more importantly, spending time with your loved ones.
Time flies so fast, doesn’t it? It’s already July–you’re half past of the year and before you know it, Christmas is here. Well, nothing’s wrong if you know you’re doing your best to make the most of each day and not wallowing in sadness inside the house. It would, however, be much sweeter if you’re aware of the upcoming events, so you‘ll be prepared and always ready to have fun. Continue reading this article for a list of the events to look forward to for the rest of 2019.
So far, you’ve had Valentine’s Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day among others. Did you enjoy those holidays? How did you spend them? The sadder you feel about time flying fast, the more it means you were too busy to enjoy it. Make the most of the remaining five months and take note of these events that are yet to happen this year:
Eid al-Adha, 12 Aug
Non-working holiday for you – schools and most businesses will be closed on this date. Islamic festival Eid al-Adha is an event that commemorates Ibrahim’s (or Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah (God). Well, you know the story and why it is remarkable. Muslims around the world observe and celebrate it by practicing compassion and generosity to families and other people.
National Heroes’ Day, 26 Aug
Another commemoration Filipinos look forward to every 4th of the month. This national holiday used to be celebrated on Nov 30 along with Andres Bonifacio’s birthday, being the founder of Katipunan. It was then moved to August to celebrate as well as the contribution of the other heroes who fought for the country’s independence. If you’re looking to go on a vacation, standby for promo fares as early as today.
All Saints’ Day, 1 Nov
This event is also known in many different names: All Hallow’s Day, Hallowmas, the Feast of All Saints, and Solemnity of All Saints. It is celebrated primarily by the Roman Catholic. In the Philippines, however, this is Undas or the day when people go to the cemetery to visit their loved ones who already passed away. Surely, you can consider this event a reunion with your aunts, uncles, and cousins.
All Souls’ Day, 2 Nov
Basically, the 2nd day of Filipinos visiting the cemetery. Families pray together as masses happen in churches everywhere. The original intent of this event in other countries is for the living to assist those in purgatory. Many churches observe it before Lent and on the day before Pentecost. It falls on a Saturday this year.
Bonifacio Day, 30 Nov
How can a guy be so brave to lead a fight against taller, stronger men protected by guns and other fighting weapons? Well, that is Andres Bonifacio, founder of the Katipunan, which is a secret society that triggered the revolution in 1896. Watch out for events in your area on this date and be inspired by Bonifacio in standing up for something.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8 Dec
Long version, this is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. This day celebrates the solemn celebration of peoples’ belief in the Virgin Mary’s Immaculate Conception. People around the world celebrate this on the same date – nine months before the feast of the Nativity of Mary (September 8).
Christmas Day, 25 Dec, and New Year, 1 Jan
Actually, the real parties happen on the days before these two dates. Are these also your favorite event like 98% of the population? Who wouldn’t, right? Everybody just seems friendlier on these celebrations. Food and gift-giving everywhere! It is also the reason a lot more events happen in December than the rest of months. Time to party with friends and loved ones!
No point getting stuck in the idea that time flies so fast and it feels like you missed out on a lot. If you think there are many items on your bucket list you didn’t tick off, it isn’t too late. You still have 5 months! Live your best life by being present in the moment – work hard, travel a lot, start venture, and more importantly, spend time with loved ones. This is how you live life to the fullest and become unaffected by unnecessary pressure.