Order No. 9

ESTABLISHMENT OF LEGAL HOLIDAYS IN
THE PHILIPPINES

March 18, 1942

Hon. JORGE B. VARGAS
Chairman of the Executive Commission

SIR:

You are advised to establish legal holidays in the Philippines as follows and to issue necessary executive order on this matter:

1. New Year’s Day  
2. Kigen-setu February 11th
3. Holy Thursday and Holy Friday  
4. Tencho-setu April 29th
5. Meiji-setu November 3rd
6. National Heroes Day November 30th
7. Christmas Day December 25th
8. Rizal Day December 30th
9. Sundays  

Respectfully,

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE
IMPERIAL JAPANESE FORCES IN THE
PHILIPPINES

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library