Philippine Holidays for 2015: 8 Long Weekends Ahead of Us

Most holidays this 2014 are a bit off as it landed in the middle of working/school days instead of having a long weekend. I am referring to these holidays: EDSA Revolution Anniversary (February 25 - Tuesday), Labor Day (May 1 - Thursday), Eid’l Fitr (July 29 - Tuesday), Christmas Day (December 25 - Thursday) and Rizal Day (December 30 - Tuesday). But let's not focus on these anymore because there's nothing we do about it. Instead, let's all look forward as next year, 2015, will be a boosted with long-weekend holidays. Yes! Plan now your trips now as 2015 will be having (8) eight long weekends!!! [Insert Kim Chui voice here] Isn't is amazing and exciting?

This is NOT one of those hoax news. Malacanang already published the list for next year's holidays as President Aquino signed Proclamation No.831 declaring all regular holidays, special non-working days, and special holidays (for all schools) for the year 2015. Mark your calendars now and plan your out of town trips and countries as here are the 8 long weekends I've been bragging about:

4-Day Long Weekend
Date / Days
New Year Season
Holy week
January 1 - 4 (January 2 is special non-working day)
April 2 to 5 (Thursday to Sunday) 
Holidays that fall on Mon/Fri
Date / Days
Labor Day
Independence Day
Ninoy Aquino Day
National Heroes Day
Bonifacio Day
Christmas Day
May 1 (Friday)
June 12 (Friday)
August 21 (Friday)
August 31 (Monday)
November 30 (Monday)
December 25 (Friday)

A total of 18 holidays were published in the proclamation and expected to grow as declaration of holidays for Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha is not yet included in list because it will still be determined by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

Shot at Sumilon Island - Oslob, Cebu

A. Regular Holidays

New Year’s Day - 1 January (Thursday)
Maundy Thursday - 2 April
Good Friday - 3 April
Araw ng Kagitingan - 9 April (Thursday)
Labor Day - 1 May (Friday)
Independence Day - 12 June (Friday)
National Heroes Day - 31 August (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day - 30 November (Monday)
Christmas Day - 25 December (Friday)
Rizal Day - 30 December (Wednesday)

B. Special (Non-Working) Days

Chinese New Year - 19 February (Thursday)
Black Saturday - 4 April
Ninoy Aquino Day - 21 August (Friday)
All Saints Day - 1 November (Sunday)
Additional special (non-working) day - 2 January (Friday)
Additional special (non-working) day - 24 December (Thursday)
Last Day of the Year - 31 December (Thursday)

C. Special Holiday (for all schools)

EDSA Revolution Anniversary - 25 February (Wednesday)

Gone snorkeling at Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Cliff jumping site at Hundred Islands in Pangasinan
The famous Calle Crisologo of Vigan, Ilocos Sur

So, save up now and use those vacation leaves wisely!


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