The Philippine Government announced holidays based upon Proclamation No. 655, s. 2013. The proclamation was released last September 2013, through the official website GOV.ph. The declaration listed a total of 10 regular holidays, 7 special-non working days and one special holiday for all schools.
The long weekends, the most convenient time to take breaks, start with the celebration of Chinese New Year, declared as special non-working day on January 31, 2014, which falls on Friday.
The holidays for Holy Week 2014 will begin on Thursday, April 17 until Saturday, April 19. Another long weekend is scheduled on Monday, August 25, 2014 for National Heroes Day. The Christmas Holiday extended with Wednesday, December 24 and Friday, December 26 declared as special non-working days.
Proclamation No. 655 also said that all holidays, except those religious in nature, will be moved to the nearest Monday.
For Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha, separate proclamations will be issued after the Islamic holidays have been determined.
Here is the list of 2014 Official Holidays (Regular, Special) in the Philippines
(Derived from Proclamation No. 655, s. 2013)
Regular holidays for 2014
- New Year's Day - January 1 (Wednesday)
- Araw ng Kagitingan - 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)
- Chinese New Year - January 31 (Friday)
- Black Saturday - April 19
- Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21 (Thursday)
- All Saints Day - November 1 (Saturday)
- Additional special non-working days - December 24 (Wednesday) and December 26 (Friday)
- Last Day of the Year - December 31 (Wednesday)
- EDSA Revolution Anniversary - February 25 (Tuesday)
Enjoy your vacation.
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