List of Philippine Holidays, Long Weekends in 2015 (Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014)

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The Philippine Government announced holidays based upon Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014, signed by President Benigno Aquino III. The proclamation was released last July 17, 2014. The declaration listed a total of 10 regular holidays, 7 special-non working days and one special holiday for all schools.

List of Philippine holidays for 2015

  • January 1, 2015, Thursday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday)
  • January 2, 2015, Friday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
  • February 19, 2015, Thursday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)
  • February 25, 2015, Wednesday – EDSA Revolution anniversary (Special holiday)
  • April 2, 2015, Thursday – Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday)
  • April 3, 2015, Friday – Good Friday (Regular holiday)
  • April 4, 2015, Saturday – Black Saturday (Special non-working day)
  • April 9, 2015, Thursday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday)
  • May 1, 2015, Friday – Labor Day (Regular holiday)
  • June 12, 2015, Friday – Independence Day (Regular holiday)
  • August 21, 2015, Friday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)
  • August 31, 2015, last Monday of August – National Heroes Day (Regular holiday)
  • November 1, 2015, Sunday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)
  • November 30, 2015, Monday – Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday)
  • December 24, 2015, Thursday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
  • December 25, 2015, Friday – Christmas Day (Regular holiday)
  • December 30, 2015, Wednesday – Rizal Day (Regular holiday)
  • December 31, 2015, Thursday – Last day of the year (Special non-working day)

Long Weekends 2015

Plan your vacation ahead of time because based on the holiday list, we have eight long weekends:

  • January 1 and 2, New Year (Thursday and Friday)
  • April 2 (Maundy Thursday), April 3 (Good Friday), and April 4 (Black Saturday)
  • May 1, Labor Day (Friday)
  • June 12, Independence Day (Friday)
  • August 21, Ninoy Aquino Day (Friday)
  • August 31, National Heroes’ Day (Monday)
  • November 30, Bonifacio Day (Monday)
  • December 24, Christmas Eve (Thursday) and December 25, Christmas Day (Friday)

According to Proclamation No. 831, all holidays, except those religious in nature, will be moved to the nearest Monday.

For Eid al-Fitr and Eidul Adha, a separate Proclamation declaring national holidays will 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.

Start planning your 2015 vacations this early with eight long weekends and other special non-working days. You can also share your plans here and give others an idea of what can be done during holidays. Just leave a comment below.

Enjoy the holidays.

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