NEWS: 2015 Philippine Holidays!

You can plan your vacations as early as now as Malacanang issued Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014 declaring the regular holidays, special non-working days, and a special school holiday for 2015.

There will be eight long weekends in 2015 according to the list published by Malacanang, which is based on Proclamation No. 831 signed by President Benigno Aquino July 17.

These include the weekend after January 1 (Thursday), a regular holiday for New Year’s Day, and January 2 (Friday), which was declared a special non-working day.

Regular holidays declared for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (April 2 and 3) will also be extended the weekends for Black Saturday and Easter Sunday (April 4 and 5).

Other long weekends are those following the Fridays of Labor Day (May 1), Independence Day (June 12), Ninoy Aquino Day (August 21), Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Weekends preceding National Heroes Day (August 31) and Bonifacio Day (November 30), which fall on Mondays, would also be extended, Malacanang’s list showed.

A total of 18 holidays have been identified in the list. It is expected to grow, however, with the declaration of holidays for the Islamic holidays of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha.

January 1 (Thu) - New Year's Day

January 2 (Fri) - Special Non-Working Day (six-day long weekend from December 30 to January 4)

February 19 (Thu) - Chinese New Year

February 25 (Wed) - EDSA Revolution Anniversary (holiday for schools only)

April 2 (Thu) - Holy Thursday

April 3 (Fri) - Good Friday

April 4 (Sat) - Black Saturday (four-day long weekend from April 2 to 4)

April 9 (Thu) - Araw ng Kagitingan

May 1 (Fri) - Labor Day (three-day long weekend from May 1 to 3)

June 12 (Fri) - Independence Day (three-day long weekend from June 12 to 14)

July 17 (Fri) - Eid'l Fitr (possible three-day long weekend from July 17 to 20 pending proclamation when
date is confirmed)

August 21 (Fri) - Ninoy Aquino Day (three-day long weekend from August 21 to 23)

August 31 (Mon) - National Heroes Day (three-day long weekend from August 29 to 31)

September 24 (Thu) - Eid'l Adha (pending proclamation when date is confirmed)

November 1 (Sun) - All Saints Day

November 30 (Mon) - Bonifacio Day (three-day long weekend from November 28 to 30)

December 24 (Thu) - Special Non-Working Day

December 25 (Fri) - Christmas Day (four-day long weekend from December 24 to 27)

December 30 (Wed) - Rizal Day

December 31 (Thu) - Last Day of the Year (five-day long weekend from December 30 to January 3, 2016)

Here's the Infographic for easy browsing:

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