Rise and shine people! Happy New Year!
In a matter of hours we will bid goodbye to 2012 and usher the new year 2013 to our lives. The so called end of the world did not happen. I bet, like me, you wanted to know the official holidays for 2013 which I already wrote way back in September 2012 here. So peeps plan ahead your escapades. Enjoy life to the fullest.
We all have a chance to plan ahead our vacations for next year as there are
at least 17 days of holidays and nonworking days for 2013.
Based on Proclamation 459 signed by President Benigno Aquino III, here are the regular holidays for 2013:
Jan. 1, New Year’s Day (Tuesday)
March 28, Maundy Thursday
March 29, Good Friday
April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan (Tuesday)
May 1, Labor Day (Wednesday)
June 12, Independence Day (Wednesday)
Aug. 26, National Heroes’ Day (last Monday of August)
Nov. 30, Bonifacio Day (Saturday)
Dec. 25, Christmas Day (Wednesday)
Dec. 30, Rizal Day (Monday)
The full list of the special nonworking days are the following:
March 30, Black Saturday
Aug. 21, Ninoy Aquino Day (Wednesday)
Nov. 1, All Saints’ Day (Friday)
Nov. 2, All Souls’ Day (Saturday)
Dec. 24, Christmas’ Eve (Tuesday)
Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve (Tuesday)
February 25, meanwhile, is a special holiday for all schools to
commemorate the Edsa People Power Revolution, “which restored and
ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country.”
National holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha
shall be proclaimed only after the approximate dates of the Islamic
holidays have been determined.
“To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF)
shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall
fall,” said in the proclamation.
The proclamation also said that “holidays, except those which are
religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise
modified by law, order or proclamation.”
March 28-31, 2013 – Holy Week
August 24-26, 2013 – National Heroes Day
November 1-3, 2013 – All Saints’ Day
December 28, 2013 – January 1, 2014 – Rizal Day and New Year
Byahe na sa Pilipinas !