Friday, January 9, 2009

Philippines' list of Holidays for 2009

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Proclamation 1699, setting and fixing the dates of holidays for 2009.

Checkout the list of declared regular and national holidays for 2009. This proclamation was released last December 24, 2008.

And the looks of it there's many upcoming long vacation this year.

Below are the list:

A. Regular Holidays

Maundy Thursday April 9
Good Friday April 10
Araw ng Kagitingan April 6 (Monday), Monday nearest April 9
Labor Day May 1 (Friday)
Independence Day June 12 (Friday)
National Heroes Day August 31 (Monday), Last Monday of August
Bonifacio Day November 30 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
Rizal Day December 30 (Wednesday)

B. Special (Non-Working) Days

Ninoy Aquino Day August (Friday)
All Saints Day November 1 (Sunday)
Additional special (non-working) day November 2 (Monday)
Additional special (non-working) day December 24 (Thursday)
Last Day of the Year December 31 (Thursday)

The proclamation declaring a national holiday for the observance of Eid’l Fitr shall hereafter be issued after the approximate date of the Islamic holiday calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. The Office on Muslim Affairs shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.

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