June 20 Philippine holiday for Jose Rizal's 150th birthday. Malacañang has declared June 20, 2011 as a special non-working holiday to commemorate the 150th birthday of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, our Philippine national hero. According to Proclamation No. 154, the holiday was declared "to give all Filipinos the opportunity to commemorate Rizal's patriotic deeds and sacrifices for the country, rekindle their admiration and respect for him, and to celebrate this milestone with appropriate ceremonies."

Actually, Rizal's birthday which is June 19, falls on a Sunday this year but the National Historical Commission of the Philippines requested the holiday to be moved to June 20, Monday.

So plan well now your trip. Where would you want to go for that long vacation?