Friday, December 23, 2011

Philippine Holidays for 2012

Welcome 2012! 

Why the rush? 2011 isn't even over yet. Well, I just want to arm you up early for the free days you will be enjoying next year. 

Plan your trips and vacation with all the Philippine holidays of 2012!

Malacañang has just released the list of the dates of holidays in the Philippines for the year 2012.

President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Proclamation No. 295 declaring the regular holidays, special (non-working) days, and special holidays (for all schools) for the year 2012.

The proclamation also has explanations for declaring Eid'l Fitr, Eidul Adha, EDSA Revolution, Chinese New Year and the day after All Saints Day as Philippine Holidays.

List of Philippine Holidays for the Year 2011

Here are the dates of the holidays which are to be observed in the Philippines:

A. Regular Holidays 

  • New Year’s Day - January 1 (Sunday)
  • Maundy Thursday - April 5
  • Good Friday - April 6
  • Araw ng Kagitingan - April 9 (Monday)
  • Labor Day - May 1 (Tuesday)
  • Independence Day - June 12 (Tuesday)
  • National Heroes Day - August 27 (Last Monday of August)
  • Bonifacio Day - November 30 (Friday)
  • Christmas Day - December 25 (Tuesday)
  • Rizal Day - December 30 (Sunday)

B. Special (Non-Working) Days

  • Chinese New Year - January 23 (Monday)
  • Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21 (Tuesday)
  • All Saints Day - November 1 (Thursday)
  • Additional special (non-working) day - November 2 (Friday)
  • Last Day of the Year - December 31 (Monday)

C. Special Holiday (for all schools) 

  • EDSA Revolution Anniversary - February 25 (Saturday)

Tentative Dates for Eid'l Fitr and Eidul Adha 2012

Proclamation No. 295 also has provisions for observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha, the dates of which shall be determined based on the Islamic calendar. Once the dates are determined, new proclamations will be issued.

Upon searching the internet, we pinpoint the tentative dates will be August 19, 2012 (Sunday) for Eid'l Fitr and October 27, 2012 (Saturday) for Eidul Adha, both falling on weekends.

2012 Philippine Long Weekends

Filipinos will enjoy six long weekends in the Philippines this 2012 ranging from three-day to five-day weekends. Here they are:

  • Chinese New Year Weekend (3 Days) - January 23-25, 2012
  • Holy Week and Araw ng Kagitingan Weekend (5 Days) - April 5-9, 2012
  • National Heroes Day Weekend (3 Days) - August 25-27, 2012
  • All Saints Day Weekend (4 Days) - November 1-4, 2012
  • Bonifacio Day Weekend (3 Days) - November 30, December 1-2, 2012
  • New Year Weekend (4 Days) - December 29-31, 2012 and January 1, 2013 
Six long weekends? That's six long weekends vacation and getaway! But Don't go any further our country is enough to entertain you in your long weekend travels!

Wait for my next blog about CHOOSE PHILIPPINES!

Love, now and always,

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