#WalangPasok: List of Special non-working & Regular Holidays in August 2018
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Are you planning for an out-of-town trip this August? To assist you in planning your mid-year vacation, Here’s a List of Philippine special non-working and regular holidays for the month of August 2018.
The Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) recently released the Order No. 025 announcing the school calendar for the school year 2018-2019. In the said school calendar, it stated that for the month of August, we have three (regular and special non-working) holidays.
Here are the dates of holidays and class suspensions for August 2018:
August 21 – Ninoy Aquino Day (special non-working holiday) and Eid’l Adha (regular holiday)
Ninoy Aquino Day is a national non-working holiday in the Philippines observed annually on August 21, commemorating the assassination of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr.
Observance of Eid’l Adha
Eid al-Adha, also called the “Festival of Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two.
August 27 – National Heroes Day (regular holiday)
National Heroes Day in the Philippines is a public holiday to honor and remember the country’s National heroes.
If you live in Davao City, you have another long weekend. Malacañang Palace also declared August 17 (Friday) and August 20 (Monday) as special non-working holidays in observance of the week-long 32nd Kadayawan Festival 2018.
Proclamation No. 273 declaring August 17, 2018, as a non-working holiday in Davao City was signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Tips to effectively plan your long weekend vacation:
- File a one-day leave on August 20, 2018 (Monday) for you to have a 5-day holiday break August 18-22, 2018.
- If you have enough vacation leaves, You may also file a one-day leave on August 24 (Friday) for you to enjoy a 4-day long weekend.