We are now on the last quarter of the year and the Palace has announced already the schedule of holidays for next year. HE President Benigno Aquino III officially announced Proclamation No. 459 series of 2012 declaraing the regular holidays, special non-working holidays and special holidays for the year 2013.
Announcing this schedule will allow most of us to plan our vacation for the coming year. We can start booking our hotels and plane tickets as early as now.
Here are the holidays.
|New Year’s Day
Araw ng Kagitingan
|January 1 (Tuesday)
April 9 (Tuesday)
National Heroes Day
|May 1 (Wednesday)
June 12 (Wednesday)
August 26 (Last Monday of August)
November 30 (Saturday)
December 25 (Wednesday)
December 30 (Monday)
|Special (Non-Working) Days|
Ninoy Aquino Day
All Saints Day
Additional special (non-working) daysLast Day of the Year
August 21 (Wednesday)
November 1 (Friday)
November 2 (Saturday)
December 24 (Tuesday)
December 31 (Tuesday)
|Special Holiday (for all schools)|
|EDSA Revolution Anniversary||February 25 (Monday)|
Here are some parts of the proclamation lifted from the Official Gazette :
WHEREAS, Saturday, 30 March 2013 falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday; Black Saturday, falling between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country because the observance of Holy Week is one of our people’s most cherished traditions and they must be given the full and uninterrupted opportunity to ponder on the significance of Holy Week and to properly observe its traditions with religious fervor, without prejudice to public interest;
WHEREAS, Saturday, 2 November 2013, falling between Friday, 1 November 2013 (All Saints Day) and Sunday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country;
WHEREAS, to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe All Saints Day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions in the country, Saturday, 2 November 2013, may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;
WHEREAS, in order to foster closer family ties and enable our countrymen to observe Christmas more meaningfully, it is but fitting to declare December 24, (Tuesday) as an additional special (non-working) day throughout the country;
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