philippine holidays

Official Philippine Holidays in 2014

Malacanang last week released the official list of Regular Holidays, Special (non-working days) and Special Holidays for next year 2014. Those looking for long weekends and planning to go on vacations may refer to the list below.
It’s going to be a long Christmas break for everyone, and it’s possible several Filipinos will take advantage of leaves to rest during this period for a total of twelve (12) days!

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2012 Dates of Official Philippine Holidays

Here’s a summary of the dates officially declared by the Philippine government as holidays for the year 2012.
Unlike in the past years when “Holiday Economics” was implemented, holidays are not anymore moved to the nearest Monday or Friday when they fall during the middle of the week or during the weekend. As a result, “long weekends” are now a rare occurrence.
Christmas Day, December 25, this year falls on a Tuesday. Christmas Eve, December 24, is a Monday and is not declared a holiday. Will the government give this as a Christmas gift to Filipinos and declare Christmas Eve an official holiday?

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