Mark Your Calendar! Heres the List of Philippine Public Holidays and Long Weekends for 2017

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List of Philippine Public holidays and Long-weekend schedule for 2017 (Proclamation No. 50, s. 2016)

What’s the new surprise from the new administration? It’s the list of Philippine Public Holidays to look forward to especially for those working bodies away from their home provinces. Whether you want to visit home to spend time with your family or you want to explore new places with friends, feel free to plan ahead with Proclamation No. 50 Series of 2016 (click here) which provides for the Declaration of Regular Holidays and Special (Non Working) Days for 2017.

Philippine Public Holidays and Long Weekends for 2017
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Spoiler Alerts! Holidays on Saturday and Sunday

For those who don’t really have to go to office on a Sunday, you better not raise your eyebrows on this one. New Year’s Day (January 1) and the Day of Valor (Araw ng Kagitingan, April 1) happen to fall on a Sunday. The same goes for the Last Day of the Year (December 31). That means you will have to strike through three holidays from your list of day-off on weekdays.

May you also take note of Saturday holidays such as The Chinese New Year (January 28) and EDSA Revolution Day (February 25). While these dates might upset employees with Monday to Friday workdays, such holidays might at least delight students and workers battling labor until Saturdays. Oh well, if you are quite disappointed, you might just want to let it pass and try your luck next year.

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The following Philippine regular holidays and special days for the year 2017 shall be observed in the country:

Philippine Regular Holidays for 2017

New Year’s Day   1   January   (Sunday)
Araw ng Kagitingan   9   April   (Sunday)
Maundy Thursday 13   April
Good Friday 14   April
Labor Day   1   May   (Monday)
 Independence Day 12   June   (Monday)
 National Heroes Day 28   August   (Last Monday of August)
 Bonifacio Day 30   November   (Thursday)
 Rizal Day 30   December   (Wednesday)
Christmas Day 25   December   (Monday)

Special (Non-Working) Holidays

Chinese New Year 28   January   (Saturday)
EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary 25   February   (Saturday)
Black Saturday 15   April
Ninoy Aquino Day 21   August   (Monday)
All Saints Day   1   November   (Wednesday)
Last Day of the Year  31   December   (Sunday)
Additional special (non-working) day 31   October   (Tuesday)
Philippine Public holidays 2017
Philippine Public holidays 2017

Cheers for 2017 Long-weekend Holidays

Go grab your 2017 planner as early as now. There is a good chance that you can seize great holidays next year with the long holiday weekends. You better take note of the seven long holidays perfect for an escapade with family and friends. Yes, you should be saving up as early as now.

In case you are curious, let me provide you with a run down of long weekend holidays for 2017:

  • New Year weekend from December 31, 2016 to January 1, 2017
  • Holy Week on April 13-16, 2017
  • Labor Day Weekend on April 29, 2017 to May 1, 2017
  • Independence Day Weekend on June 10-12, 2017
  • Ninoy Aquino Day Weekend on August 19-21, 2017
  • National Heroes Day Weekend on August 26-28, 2017
  •  Christmas Day Weekend on December 23-25, 2017

With a year packed with these exciting long-weekends ahead, you can readily keep your hopes high in welcoming the Year of the Fire Rooster.

Philippines Independence day
Philippines Independence day

And if you want to push your luck, you might get two additional long weekends when Eid’l Fitr falls on June 26 (Monday) and Eidul Adha falls on September 1 (Friday). Nonetheless, you can never ignore all other holidays falling on weekdays that can surely give you a sigh of relief from your workload or your studies. Catch the dates as follows: Bonifacio Day on November 30 (Thursday); additional non-working holiday on August 31 (Tuesday); and All Saints Day on November 1 (Wednesday).

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