Good News! You may now start planning your Long Weekend trips for 2014. President Benigno Aquino III has already declared at least 18 Official Philippine Public Holidays for 2014.
Official Philippine Holidays 2014 Long Weekends
There would be at least four long weekends for 2014:
- Chinese New Year, which falls on January 31, a Friday, as a Special Non-Working Day.
- Holy Week will start on Holy Thursday, April 17, and Good Friday, April 18, both regular holidays; and Black Saturday, April 19, which is a Special Non-Working Day.
- National Heroes Day will be on August 25 (Monday)
- The Christmas holidays will stretch for five happy days, due to the two additional Special Non-Working Days for December 24, Wednesday, and December 26 (Friday).
President Aquino signed on September 25 Proclamation No. 655, which declares the official public holidays including the Chinese New Year and Decembers 24 and 26. Based on Proclamation no. 655, all holidays, except those religious in nature, will be moved to the nearest Monday.
The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of End of Ramadan 2014 / Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall be issued after their dates have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar.
|Philippine Regular Holidays 2014|
|New Year’s Day||January 1||Wednesday|
|Araw ng Kagitingan||April 9||Wednesday|
|Maundy Thursday||April 17||Thursday|
|Good Friday||April 18||Friday|
|Labor Day||May 1||Thursday|
|Independence Day||June 12||Thursday|
|National Heroes Day||August 25||Monday|
|Bonifacio Day||November 30||Sunday|
|Christmas Day||December 25||Thursday|
|Rizal Day||December 30||Tuesday|
|Philippine Special Non-Working Holidays 2014|
|Chinese New Year||January 31||Friday|
|Black Saturday||April 19||Saturday|
|Ninoy Aquino Day||August 21||Thursday|
|All Saints’ Day||November 1||Saturday|
|Additional special non-working day||December 24||Wednesday|
|Additional special non-working day||December 26||Friday|
|Last Day of the Year||December 31||Wednesday|
|Philippine Special Holiday 2014 (for all schools)|
|EDSA Revolution Anniversary||February 25||Tuesday|
Get a copy in pdf format of the proclamation here: http://www.gov.ph/downloads/2013/09sep/20130925-PROC-0655-BSA.pdf
Official Gazette : http://www.gov.ph/2013/09/25/proclamation-no-655-s-2013/