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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Philippine Holidays for 2014

Today, New Year's Day, is the first regular holiday in the Philippines for 2014. This holiday was stipulated by Proclamation No. 655, which was signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III last September.

We are encouraged to look forward to a more productive year than previous ones as many of us return to our respective jobs tomorrow. The proclamation can help us plan vacations ahead. (Of course, we have to work hard and smart first.)

A. Regular Holidays 

Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) - April 9 (Wednesday)
Maundy Thursday - April 17
Good Friday - April 18
Labor Day - May 1 (Thursday)
Independence Day - June 12 (Thursday)
National Heroes Day - August 25 (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day - November 30 (Sunday)
Christmas Day - December 25 (Thursday)
Rizal Day - December 30 (Tuesday)

B. Special (Non-Working) Holidays

Chinese New Year - January 31 (Friday)
Black Saturday - April 19
Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21 (Thursday)
All Saints Day - November 1 (Saturday)

C. Special (Non-Working) Days
Christmas Eve - December 24 (Wednesday)
Day After Christmas - December 26 (Friday)
Last Day of the Year - December 31 (Wednesday)

D. Special Holiday (For All Schools)

EDSA Revolution Anniversary - February 25 (Tuesday)

The national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha will be declared "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". The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos will inform the Office of the President on which days the holidays shall respectively fall.

It can be noted that there will be at least four long weekends:

January 31 to February 2, 2014 because Saturday and Sunday follow the Chinese New Year celebrations

April 17-20, 2014 in observance of Holy Week;

August 23-25, 2014 for the commemoration of National Heroes Day;

December 24-28, 2014 for the Christmas holidays

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