Sunday, September 2, 2012


Manila, Philippines - Malacañang have released Proclamation No. 459 signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III, enumerating the list of special non-working holidays for the year 2013, in order to give ample time for businesses, as well as ordinary Filipinos  to plan ahead with regards to their business activities, as well as future travel bookings.  See the complete list below:

1. Regular Holidays:

New Year’s Day: January 1 (Tuesday)
Maundy Thursday: March 28
Good Friday: March 29
Araw ng Kagitingan: April 9 (Tuesday)

Labor Day: May 1 (Wednesday)
Independence Day: June 12 (Wednesday)
National Heroes Day: August 26 (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day: November 30 (Saturday)
Christmas Day: December 25 (Wednesday)
Rizal Day: December 30 (Monday)

2. Special (Non-Working) Days

Black Saturday: March 30
Ninoy Aquino Day: August 21 (Wednesday)
All Saints Day: November 1 (Friday)
Additional special (non-working) days: December 24 (Tuesday), Last Day of the Year, December 31 (Tuesday)

3. School Holiday

EDSA Revolution Anniversary: February 25 (Monday)

With respect to Muslim holidays such as Eid'l Fitr and Eidul Adha, Malacañang will issue a separate proclamations since the day will only be ascertained based on the Islamic Calendar, as recommended by  the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF).