Malacaňang Announces 2013 Philippine Holidays (See Official List)

Planning your 2013 trips? Well, President Benigno Aquino III has signed Proclamation No. 459, s. 2012 declaring a total of 17 official holidays (10 regular holidays, 6 special non-working holidays, and 1 special holiday for all schools) for the year 2013.

The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2013 shall be observed in the country:

A. 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)

B. 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: 
    • November 2 (Saturday)
    • December 24 (Tuesday)
  • Last Day of the Year: December 31 (Tuesday)

C. Special Holiday (for all schools)

  • EDSA Revolution Anniversary: February 25 (Monday)

The Proclamation No. 459, s. 2012 declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.

The Department of Labor and Employment will promulgate the implementing guidelines for the proclamation, it said.

Source: Proclamation No. 459, August 16, 2012

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