2013 Philippine Holiday

2013 Philippine Holiday

Want to plan your vacation in advance? check out the Philippine holiday for 2013, announced last September 1, 2012, President Benigno Aquino has declared 16 national holidays for 2013 through Presidential Proclamation 459, which is posted on the Palace website.

The following are 2013’s regular holidays:

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day (Tuesday)
  • March 28 – Maundy Thursday
  • March 29 – Good Friday
  • April 9 – Araw ng Kagitingan (Tuesday)
  • May 1 – Labor Day (Wednesday)
  • June 12 – Independence Day (Wednesday)
  • August 26 – National Heroes Day (Monday)
  • November 30 – Bonifacio Day (Saturday)
  • December 25 – Christmas Day (Wednesday)
  • December 30 – Rizal Day (Monday)

The following are the special non-working days next year:

  • March 30 – Holy Saturday
  • August 21 – Ninoy Aquino Day (Wednesday)
  • November 1 – All Saints’ Day (Friday)
  • November 2 (Saturday), December 24 (Tuesday) – Additional non-working days
  • December 31 – Last day of the year (Tuesday)

Additional 2 holidays will be declared in the second half of the year in connection with the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha. The dates for the said Islamic feasts, which are both national holidays, will be determined by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos based on the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations.

The Edsa Revolution anniversary, February 25 (Monday), will be a special holiday for all schools.

Filipino families will enjoy at least 16 holidays for 2013, from special non working days and regular holidays. Now you can schedule your vacation ahead of time.

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