Category Archives: Occasion

Philippine Holiday Guide for 2021

Here’s the Philippine Holiday guide for 2021 as per PROCLAMATION  NO. 986 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on July 30, 2020.

This will guide you if you have important travel plans for this year. If there are unavoidable travel, please be aware of Covid19 safety and health protocols in the respective areas you will be visiting. It pays to be cautious all the time.

Leisure travel has been affected by the pandemic since last year. With the development in vaccines to combat Covid 19, we hope to be back to “normalcy” by the end of the year.

Date NameType
1 JanFridayNew Year’s DayRegular Holiday
12 FebFridayChinese Lunar New Year’s DaySpecial Non-working Holiday
25 FebThursdayPeople Power AnniversarySpecial Non-working Holiday
1 AprThursdayMaundy ThursdayRegular Holiday
2 AprFridayGood FridayRegular Holiday
3 AprSaturdayBlack SaturdaySpecial Non-working Holiday
9 AprFridayThe Day of ValorRegular Holiday
1 MaySaturdayLabor DayRegular Holiday
12 JunSaturdayIndependence DayRegular Holiday
20 JulTuesdayEid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)Regular Holiday
21 JulWednesdayEid al-Adha Day 2Common local holiday
21 AugSaturdayNinoy Aquino DaySpecial Non-working Holiday
30 AugMondayNational Heroes DayRegular Holiday
1 NovMondayAll Saints’ DaySpecial Non-working Holiday
2 NovTuesdayAll Souls’ DaySpecial Non-working Holiday
30 NovTuesdayBonifacio DayRegular Holiday
8 DecWednesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionSpecial Non-working Holiday
24 DecFridayChristmas EveSpecial Non-working Holiday
25 DecSaturdayChristmas DayRegular Holiday
30 DecThursdayRizal DayRegular Holiday
31 DecFridayNew Year’s EveSpecial Non-working Holiday
Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/philippines/2021

Three Craft Ideas to Update Your Home Decor

Crafting isn’t just about creating knickknacks you can’t really use. You can get in touch with your creative side to create some custom decor for your home that matches your style and your budget. Plus, the personalized touch will make your finished products much more meaningful! If you’re looking for some new accents to add to your home, here are three simple craft ideas you can make in just a few hours!

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Create Some Personalized Signs

With a few materials from your local hardware shop and an online craft store, you can create a sign that’s a perfect fit with your home’s color theme. Attach a few boards together and use tracing paper to copy a beautiful phrase in your favorite font. Paint and let dry for a custom sign that’s perfect in any room you choose.

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Upgrade a TV Tray with Fabric and Decoupage

TV trays are useful, but can be boring or downright unsightly. Choose a gorgeous fabric and use decoupage glue to cover the surface with a beautiful new design. Finish with an acrylic spray to protect from moisture and add some drawer handles to the edges. You’ll end up with the perfect piece of furniture for eating or housing small decor items. 

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Design a Silk Wreath

Wreaths are beautiful indoors and out but can be costly when purchased as a finished product. Save yourself the extra cash by choosing silk flowers and greenery in combinations that you love and assemble them in a foam or grapevine wreath. Both structures are very forgiving and easy to change if you make a mistake or simply don’t like the layout. Display your finished product on the front door, in a window, over the mantle or as part of a gallery wall.

These craft ideas are great for any home, so they work especially well as gifts! A handmade item can be extra special and serves as a gorgeous reminder of a good friend.

What to Remember When Planning a Wedding

Planning a wedding is a monumental and overwhelming task at times. Much like we see happen with planning for holidays but on a much smaller scale, planning a wedding can be so exhausting and chaotic that the bride and groom can lose sight of the beauty and meaning of the event itself.

Here are a few things to remember when planning a wedding that may help you to arrive at your big day with a greater sense of what matters most – the two of you!

Make a list!

Obvious – we know, but you cannot imagine how many times people search for complex solutions when simple, easy and free options are passed over as too simple.

In making your list, assign priority to each item.

Being realistic about what actually can be accomplished is helpful and tackling the essential items first will ensure that any “stragglers” on the list are items that will not spoil your day if they absolutely can’t be completed in time.

Don’t wait on the crucial and time sensitive items

Engagement rings are usually  purchased right in the beginning of this journey, but we see lots and lots of couples waiting till the last moment to order wedding bands. Remember that bridal jewelry can take time to create, and custom rings or less common items such as platinum wedding bands can take longer than the standard couple of weeks to create.  You’ll also want to try the rings on in plenty of time to correct sizing issues if there are any.

Know that while your family and friends certainly mean well, this is your big day and all of the decisions are ultimately yours to make. It may seem easier to give in to the ideas and demands of others, however, doing so when you feel strongly about the idea or situation can make you feel frazzled and resentful.  Choose your battles wisely, but know that if an issue is important to you, it’s OK to put your foot down.

Start your planning and preparations in plenty of time to be systematic about each task

Procrastination is a huge source of stress and pressure, so avoid it at all costs!

Breathe!!  It is a huge day, but it is just one day.  The details are all just icing on the true cake – your love being celebrated by the two of you, the officiant of your choice and all of the people you love the most is the important thing.

An article written in collaboration with https://ecodiamond.com/