It’s been a long while since we had a chance to go on a vacation. That’s partly because of our erratic work schedules. It is a good thing that President Noynoy (PNoy), through his staff in Malacañang, has released to the public last Wednesday (August 26) Proclamation No. 1105 dated August 20, 2015. The proclamation lists all the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2016.
Next year, Filipinos can look forward to long weekends on the following dates: January 1 – 3, February 6 – 8, March 24 – 27, August 27 – 29, October 29 – November 1, and December 30, 2016 – January 2, 2017.
January 2, October 31, December 24, and December 31 have been declared as additional special non-working days in order to “strengthen family ties by providing longer New Year, All Saints’ Day, and Christmas weekends and promote domestic tourism as well.”
Proclamations to declare national holidays for Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha will follow after approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined.