Oct 31 not a holiday, says Palace
MANILA - Malacanang has belied reports that October 31 (Thursday) this year is a special non-working holiday.
In a post on Twitter, Malacanang said: “For those asking: October 31 is not a nationwide holiday.”
News earlier spread via social media that October 31 is also a holiday, besides October 14 (Eid Al-Adha or Feast of Sacrifice) and October 28 (barangay elections).
It turns out that what netizens actually posted and shared on their social media accounts is an old story by Yahoo Philippines dated October 11, 2011.
The holiday declared 2 years ago was “to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe the day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions of the country.”
What Malacanang declared as holidays for the All Saints' Day break are November 1 (All Saints’ Day) and November 2 (additional special non-working day).