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Philippine Holidays 2022

Update! It's 2022! Are you planning to explore the Philippines this year?  Check out this list of Philippine holidays for the year 2022 so that you could book your flights early.  Philippine Holidays 2022 Date   Name Type 1 Jan Saturday New Year's Day Regular Holiday   23 Jan Sunday First Philippine Republic Day Special Working Public Holiday   1 Feb Tuesday Chinese Lunar New Year's Day Special Non-working Holiday   25 Feb Friday People Power Anniversary Special Non-working Holiday   1 Mar Tuesday Lailatul Isra Wal Mi Raj Common local holiday   20 Mar Sunday March Equinox Season   9 Apr Saturday The Day of Valor Regular Holiday   14 Apr Thursday Maundy Thursday Regular Holiday   15 Apr Friday Good Friday Regular Holiday   16 Apr Saturday Black Saturday Special Non-working Holiday   17 Apr Sunday Easter Sunday Observance   1 May Sunday Labor Day Regular Holiday   3 May Tuesday Eidul-Fitar Regular Holiday   12 Jun Sunday Independence Day Regular Holiday   21 Jun Tue

Kyoto Station Illumination 2019

Kyoto Station serves as Kyoto's main entry point which means it handles roughly thousands of local and foreign tourists per day. However, little do most know that Kyoto Station in itself is a tourist destination.  Kyoto Station Illumination Kyoto Station Illumination Details The station has plenty of restaurants for food trippers, it also has numerous stores for shoppers. For those who love panoramic views, they can head up to Kyoto Station's Observation Deck or the Skywalk on the 10th floor. Kyoto Station Christmas Tree However, for those visiting in the months of November to March, Kyoto Station offers something worth seeing. During these months some areas of Kyoto Station are lit up with magnificent light displays commonly called in Japan as illumination festivals .  Kyoto Station has several illumination attractions in different parts of its vicinity.  Skywalk Illumination Skywalk Illumination First is the Skywalk illumination on the 10th floor of the station. It featur

Ukai Cormorant Fishing 2018: Cultural Adventure

Ukai is a traditional fishing method in Japan wherein instead of using fishing rods and nets, the usho or cormorant fishing master uses an aquatic bird known as the cormorant to catch fish.  Ukai Ukai History This traditional fishing method can be traced back more than 1300 years ago.  It was mentioned in the Chronicles of Japan ( Nihon Shoki ) which was originally published in 720 AD and the Records of Ancient Matters ( Kojiki ) which was originally published in 712 AD. Due to its long history and its traditional value to Japan, the Ukai in Nagara River is designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Japan . One of the  usho explaining what the ukai is Boarding time Not only is the Ukai an important cultural event, but it is also one of the main tourist magnets of Gifu City. Thousands of local and foreign tourists visit the city during the cormorant fishing season (May 11- October 15) to witness the thousand-year tradition. Among those who had

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