Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Philippine Holidays | 2013 Philippine Holidays and Long Weekends

Happy New Year! 

If you haven’t started your vacation plans yet for 2013, here’s a good reason for you to start looking at your holiday calendar and get excited to travel here and abroad with this year’s long weekends and holidays.

Malacañang Palace last year officially issued Proclamation No. 459, s. 2012, DECLARING THE REGULAR HOLIDAYS, SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY (FOR ALL SCHOOLS) FOR THE YEAR 2013.

Here is the list of 2013 Philippine Holidays:

Regular Holidays
  • New Year’s Day - January 1 (Tuesday)
  • Maundy Thursday - March 28
  • Good Friday - March 29
  • Araw ng Kagitingan - April 9 (Tuesday) 
  • Labor Day - May 1 (Wednesday)
  • Independence Day - June 12 (Wednesday)
  • National Heroes - Day August 26 (Last Monday of August)
  • Bonifacio Day - November 30 (Saturday)
  • Christmas Day - December 25 (Wednesday)
  • Rizal Day - December 30 (Monday) 
Special (Non-Working) Days

  • Black Saturday - March 30
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21 (Wednesday)
  • All Saints Day - November 1 (Friday)
  • Additional special (non-working) days - November 2 (Saturday) and December 24 (Tuesday)
  • Last Day of the Year - December 31 (Tuesday)

Special Holiday (for all schools)
  • EDSA Revolution Anniversary - February 25 (Monday)

With regard to Section 2, "The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall".

List of long Weekends
  • March 28-31, 2013 (Holy Week)
  • August 24-26, 2013 (National Heroes Day)
  • November 1-3, 2013 (All Saints’ Day)
  • December 28, 2013 - January 1, 2014 (Rizal Day and New Year)

Interesting to note this 2013 is that Chinese New Year was not declared a holiday as compared to last year’s. As for the elections, this will have a separate announcement from Malacañang soon.

In the meantime, why don’t you start browsing through the net for your next local and foreign destination. 

Happy Adventure Everyone! 

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