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Plan your vacation: PNoy declares 18 holidays in 2015

Posted On 2014 Jul 25
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President Benigno S. Aquino III, accompanied by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Emmanuel Bautista, troops the line upon arrival at the Dambana ng Kagitingan, Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan on Wednesday (April 9, 2014) for the 72nd Commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor). This year’s theme is: “Balik-Tanaw sa Sakripisyo ng Beterano, Gabay sa Landas ng Pagbabago.”(MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III, accompanied by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Emmanuel Bautista, troops the line upon arrival at the Dambana ng Kagitingan, Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan on Wednesday (April 9, 2014) for the 72nd Commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor). This year’s theme is: “Balik-Tanaw sa Sakripisyo ng Beterano, Gabay sa Landas ng Pagbabago.”(MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has declared 18 holidays next year, including eight long weekends.

Through Proclamation No. 831, signed last Thursday, Aquino declared the following days as regular holidays:

New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, Thursday)

Maundy Thursday (April 2)

Good Friday (April 3)

Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9, Thursday)

Labor Day (May 1, Friday)

Independence Day (June 12, Friday)

National Heroes Day (Aug. 31, last Monday of August)

Bonifacio Day (Nov. 30, Monday)

Christmas Day (Dec. 25, Friday)

Rizal Day (Dec. 30, Wednesday)

Meanwhile, the following days have been declared as special non-working days:

Chinese New Year (Feb. 19,. Thursday)

Black Saturday (April 4)

Ninoy Aquino Day (Aug. 21, Friday)

All Saints’ Day (Nov. 1, Sunday)

Additional special (non-working) days (Jan.2, Friday, and Dec. 24, Thursday)

Last Day of the Year (Dec. 31, Thursday)

February 25 next year, a Wednesday, has been declared a special holiday for all schools to commemorate the EDSA Revolution anniversary.

This list of holidays does not include Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha, the dates of which will still be determined by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos. (MNS)

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