NEWS: Philippine Holidays and special Non - Working days for 2013

In line with the Proclamation No. 459 signed by the President Benigno S. Aquino III last August 16, 2012 posted at the Official Gazette, Malacanang officially announces the list of Philippine Holidays for 2013. Holidays were categorized in to three including Regular Holidays, Special Non-Working Days and Special Holiday  that only suspends classes for schools in all levels.

Here is the list of Philippine Holidays for 2013:

Regular Holidays

  • New Years Day – January 1 (Tuesday)
  • Maundy Thursday  – March 28
  • Good Friday – March 29
  • Araw ng Kagitingan  – April 9 (Tuesday)
  • Labor Day – May 1 (Wednesday)
  • Independence Day – June 12 (Wednesday)
  • National Heroes Day – August 26 (Last Monday of August)
  • Bonifacio Day- November 30 (Saturday)
  • Christmas Day – December 25 (Wednesday)
  • Rizal Day – December 30 (Monday)

Special Non-Working Days

  • Black Saturday – March 30
  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Wednesday)
  • All Saints Day – November 1 (Friday)
  • Additional special (non-working) days – November 2 (Saturday) and December 24 (Tuesday)
  • Last Day of the Year – December 31 (Tuesday)

Special Holiday (for all schools)

EDSA Revolution Anniversary  February 25 (Monday)

While Islamic holidays including Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha will be included on the Philippine Holidays for 2013 once the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) informs the Office of the President about the final date where the two holidays fall on the Islamic calendar (Hijra).  It will be considered as a Regular Holidays and Nationwide Special Days and will be announced via the OfficialGazette of the Office of the President handled by the Communications Department.


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