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Palace releases list of holidays for 2014

/ 03:57 PM September 30, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – The much-anticipated list of official holidays was released by Malacañang on Monday.

Filipinos can now plan their vacations months earlier, especially with four long weekends expected next year.

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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

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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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