4 long weekends in 2014
MANILA (UPDATE) - President Aquino has issued Proclamation 655 enumerating the holidays for the year 2014.
There would be at least four long weekends to look forward to with the declaration of Chinese New Year, which falls on January 31, a Friday, as a Special Non-Working Day.
Other long weekends include the Holy Week holidays with Holy Thursday, April 17, and Good Friday, April 18, both regular holidays; and Black Saturday, April 19, which is a Special Non-Working Day.
National Heroes Day has always been set to fall on the last Monday of August, which in 2014 will be on August 25.
The Christmas holidays will stretch for five days, because of the two additional Special Non-Working Days for December 24, Wednesday, and December 26 (Friday).
Still to be determined are the dates for the Islamic holidays of Eid'l Fitr and Eid'l Adha.
February 25, Tuesday, is a special holiday only for schools, to mark the anniversary of the EDSA revolution.
Following is the complete list of holidays:
A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day - 1 January (Wednesday)
Araw ng Kagitingan - 9 April (Wednesday)
Maundy Thursday - 17 April
Good Friday - 18 April
Labor Day - 1 May (Thursday)
Independence Day - 12 June (Thursday)
National Heroes Day - 25 August (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day - 30 November (Sunday)
Christmas Day - 25 December (Thursday)
Rizal Day - 30 December (Tuesday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Chinese New Year - 31 January (Friday)
Black Saturday - 19 April
Ninoy Aquino Day - 21 August (Thursday)
All Saints Day - 1 November (Saturday)
Additional special (non-working) days - 24 December (Wednesday)
- 26 December (Friday)
Last Day of the Year - 31 December (Wednesday)
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary