MANILA, Philippines. It's now time to plan your next vacation this coming January 21-23, 2012, our first long-weekend this year.
Proclamation 95 signed by President Aquino last year paved way to the declaration of five special non-working days and one special holiday (on top of the 10-regular holidays) for 2012.
The first special non-working holiday for this year is January 23, 2012 which falls on a Monday in celebration of the Chinese New Year.
The Chinese New Year is “ one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well; and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people,” as mentioned in the proclamation.
The proclamation was in accordance with Republic Act 9492, known as the “Holiday Economics,” which was made into law in 2007.
Following are next year’s holidays:
A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day: January 1 (Sunday)
Maundy Thursday: April 5
Good Friday: April 6
Araw ng Kagitingan: April 9 (Monday)
Labor Day: May 1 (Tuesday)
Independence Day: June 12 (Tuesday)
National Heroes Day: August 27 (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day: November 30 (Friday)
Christmas Day: December 25 (Tuesday)
Rizal Day: December 30 (Sunday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Chinese New Year: January 23 (Monday)
Ninoy Aquino Day: August 21 (Tuesday)
All Saints Day: November 1 (Thursday)
Additional special (non-working) day: November 2 (Friday)
Last Day of the Year: December 31 (Monday
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary: February 25 (Saturday)
For your travel requirements this coming long weekend, you can visit our Online Flight Booking Page or our Online Hotel Booking Page.