Image via Wikipedia President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III announces today that Monday, June 20, 2011 is a non-working holiday throughout the Philippines in celebration of the 150th birthday of Dr. Jose Rizal , Philippines' national hero. The declaration is via Proclamation No. 154 . Rizal Day is celebrated annually every December 30 , the date when Rizal was executed at Luneta. This is the first time that the country will celebrate Rizal's date of birth.