Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Philippine holidays and long-weekend schedule for 2016 (Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015)

Hunyo 12 by Claude Tayag (1989 Fiestas Serigraph Series)

Next year is one of those years when many holidays fall on a Sunday. Malacanang issued Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015 declaring the regular holidays, special non-working days, and a special school holiday for 2016. Instead of just giving you the same list of holidays of the Republic of the Philippines for 2015, this list will help you plan your trips with confirmed and expected long-weekends:

  • January 1 (Fri) - New Year's Day 
  • January 2 (Sat) - Special Non-Working Day (five-day long weekend from December 30, 2015 to January 3)
  • February 8 (Mon) - Chinese New Year (three-day long weekend from February 6 to 8)
  • February 25 (Thu) - EDSA Revolution Anniversary
  • March 24 (Thu) - Holy Thursday
  • March 25 (Fri) - Good Friday 
  • March 26 (Sat) - Black Saturday (four-day long weekend from March 24 to 27)
  • April 9 (Sat) - Araw ng Kagitingan
  • May 1 (Sun) - Labor Day
  • June 12 (Sun) - Independence Day
  • July 5 (Tue) - Eid'l Fitr (pending proclamation when date is confirmed)
  • August 21 (Sun) - Ninoy Aquino Day
  • August 29 (Mon) - National Heroes Day (three-day long weekend from August 27 to 29)
  • September 11 (Sun) - Eid'l Adha (pending proclamation when date is confirmed)
  • October 31 (Mon) - Special Non-Working Day
  • November 1 (Tue) - All Saints Day (four-day long weekend from October 29 to November 1)
  • November 30 (Wed) - Bonifacio Day
  • December 24 (Sat) - Special Non-Working Day
  • December 25 (Sun) - Christmas Day
  • December 30 (Fri) - Rizal Day
  • December 31 (Sat) - Last Day of the Year (four-day long weekend from December 30 to January 2, 2017)
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