Palace Announces 18 National Public Holidays for 2018 (Long Weekends)

The Malacañang Palace under the administration of Pres. Rody Duterte announced on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at least 18 National Public Holidays in 2018, which includes eight long weekends. Pres. Duterte signed Proclamation 269, listing the Regular Holidays and Special Non-Working Holidays for the year 2018.

List of Philippines Regular & Special National Holidays

According to the Palace announcement, the long weekends include the four-day Lenten Break from March 29 (Maundy Thursday) to April 1 (Easter Sunday). Black Sunday (March 31) has been traditionally declared as special non-working day all throughout the country in observance of the Holy Week.

Here's the Complete List of Regular Holidays & Special Non-Working Days:

Regular Holidays:
January 1 (Monday) – New Year’s Day 
March 29 – Maundy Thursday 
March 30 – Good Friday 
April 9 (Monday) – Araw ng Kagitingan 
May 1 (Tuesday) – Labor Day 
June 12 (Tuesday) – Independence Day 
August 27 (Monday) – National Heroes Day 
November 30 (Friday) – Bonifacio Day 
December 25 (Tuesday) – Christmas Day 
December 30 (Sunday) – Rizal Day 

Special Non-Working Days 
February 16 (Friday) – Chinese New Year 
February 25 (Sunday) – Edsa People Power Revolution Anniversary 
March 31 – Black Saturday 
August 21 (Tuesday) – Ninoy Aquino Day 
November 1 (Thursday) – All Saints Day 
December 31 (Monday) – Last Day of the Year 

Additional Special Non-Working Days 
November 2 (Friday) 
December 24 (Monday)

Pres. Rody Duterte also explained that February 16, 2018 was declared as Special Non-Working Day because Chinese nationals worldwide celebrate Chinese New Year.

The President also stated that 32nd anniversary of Edsa People Power Revolution on February 25, 2018 should be commemorated because it "restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country."

Meanwhile, the proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid'l Fitr and Eid'l Adha will be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic Holidays have been determined, in accordance with the Islamic calendar.

Source: SunStar

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