Palace releases list of holidays for 2014
Filipinos can now plan their vacations months earlier, especially with four long weekends expected next year.
Students also have a lot to look forward to as most regular and special holidays fall on a weekday.
Proclamation no. 655 reiterated that all holidays, except those religious in nature, will be moved to the nearest Monday.
The document said the national holidays for “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.”
The complete list is as follows:
A. Regular Holidays
1 January (Wednesday) – New Year’s Day
9 April (Wednesday), Araw ng Kagitingan
17 April, Maundy Thursday
18 April, Good Friday
1 May (Thursday), Labor Day
12 June (Thursday), Independence Day
25 August (Monday), National Heroes Day
30 November (Sunday), Bonifacio Day
25 December (Thursday), Christmas Day
30 December (Tuesday), Rizal Day
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
31 January (Friday), Chinese New Year
19 April, Black Saturday
21 August (Thursday), Ninoy Aquino Day
1 November (Saturday), All Saints Day
24 December (Wednesday),
26 December (Friday), Additional non-working days
31 December (Wednesday), Last Day of the Year
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
25 February (Tuesday), EDSA Revolution Anniversary
Regular holidays mean an employee will be paid in full even if the person does not report for work and will be paid double if he or she does.
For special holidays, the employee will not be paid if he or she doesn’t work but will be entitled to 130 percent of the usual pay if the person does.
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