Ready for ‘revenge travel?’ Palace lists regular, special holidays for 2023
MANILA, Philippines — After two years of putting off trips both here and abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Filipinos who want to get ready for “revenge travel” may want to check out the list of regular and special nonworking holidays for 2023 that was released by Malacañang on Tuesday.
Under Proclamation No. 42 signed by Executive Secretary Victor Rodriguez, the regular holidays are New Year’s Day on Jan. 1 (Sunday), Maundy Thursday on April 6, Good Friday on April 7, Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9 (Sunday), Labor Day on May 1 (Monday), Independence Day on June 12 (Monday), National Heroes Day on Aug. 28 (last Monday of August), Bonifacio Day on Nov. 30 (Thursday), Christmas Day on Dec. 25 (Monday) and Rizal Day on Dec. 30 (Saturday).
For the special nonworking days, these are the Edsa People Power anniversary on Feb. 25 (Saturday), Black Saturday on April 8, Ninoy Aquino Day on Aug. 21 (Monday), All Saints’ Day on Nov. 1 (Wednesday) and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary on Dec. 8 (Friday). Also included is Dec. 31, the last day of 2023 which falls on a Sunday.
All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2, which falls on a Thursday, is an additional special nonworking day.
Rodriguez said Malacañang would issue the proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha after determining the approximate dates for the Islamic holidays.
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