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Monday, September 30, 2013

Official List of 2014 Public Holidays Released by Malacañan Palace


Official List of 2014 Public Holidays Released by Malacañan Palace

Oh, la la! Great News, my friends! The Official List of 2014 Holidays was released by Malacañan Palace through Proclamation No. 655 dated September 25, 2013.

You can now plan your vacations months earlier. There are a total of 19 holidays and special (non-working) days next year. Plus there are four (4) long weekends expected next year. 

Students will jump for joy because they'll get to enjoy most regular and special holidays that will fall on a weekday.


The holidays on the official list are as follows:

A. Regular Holidays

1 January (Wednesday) – New Year’s Day

9 April (Wednesday), Araw ng Kagitingan

17 April, Maundy Thursday

18 April, Good Friday

1 May (Thursday), Labor Day

12 June (Thursday), Independence Day


30 July (Wednesday), Eid’l Fitr (tentative date only)

25 August (Monday), National Heroes Day

30 November (Sunday), Bonifacio Day

25 December (Thursday), Christmas Day

30 December (Tuesday), Rizal Day

B. Special (Non-Working) Days

31 January (Friday), Chinese New Year

19 April, Black Saturday


21 August (Thursday), Ninoy Aquino Day

05 October (Sunday), Eid’l Adha (tentative date only)

1 November (Saturday), All Saints Day

24 December (Wednesday)

26 December (Friday), additional non-working day

31 December (Wednesday), 
additional non-working day

C. Special Holiday (for all schools)

25 February (Tuesday), EDSA Revolution Anniversary



Note: For regular holidays, an employee will be paid in full even if the person does not report for work and will be paid double if he or she does.

For special holidays, the employee will not be paid if he or she doesn’t work but will be entitled to 130 percent of the usual pay if he or she does.


Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Official Holidays:4 Long Weekend Schedule


2013 Official Holidays:4 Long Weekend Schedule

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.” 

Long Weekends

    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 ! 


Saturday, September 1, 2012

OFFICIAL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR 2013


OFFICIAL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR 2013

Proclamation No. 459, s. 2012

MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 459
DECLARING THE REGULAR HOLIDAYS, SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY (FOR ALL SCHOOLS) FOR THE YEAR 2013

WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9492, dated July 24, 2007, amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order (EO) No. 292, also known as the Administrative Code of 1987, by declaring certain days (specific or movable) as special or regular holidays;
WHEREAS, RA No. 9492 provides that holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation;
WHEREAS, RA No. 9849 provides that the Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday;
WHEREAS, the EDSA People Power Revolution, which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people:
WHEREAS, Saturday, 30 March 2013 falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday; Black Saturday, falling between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country because the observance of Holy Week is one of our people’s most cherished traditions and they must be given the full and uninterrupted opportunity to ponder on the significance of Holy Week and to properly observe its traditions with religious fervor, without prejudice to public interest;
WHEREAS, Saturday, 2 November 2013, falling between Friday, 1 November 2013 (All Saints Day) and Sunday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country;
WHEREAS, to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe All Saints Day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions in the country, Saturday, 2 November 2013, may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;
WHEREAS, in order to foster closer family ties and enable our countrymen to observe Christmas more meaningfully, it is but fitting to declare December 24, (Tuesday) as an additional special (non-working) day throughout the country;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as President of the Philippines, do hereby declare:
SECTION 1. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2013 shall be observed in the country:

A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Araw ng Kagitingan
January 1 (Tuesday)
March 28
March 29
April 9 (Tuesday)
Labor Day
Independence Day
National Heroes Day
Bonifacio Day
Christmas Day
Rizal Day
May 1 (Wednesday)
June 12 (Wednesday)
August 26 (Last Monday of August)
November 30 (Saturday)
December 25 (Wednesday)
December 30 (Monday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Black Saturday
Ninoy Aquino Day
All Saints Day
Additional special (non-working) days Last Day of the Year
March 30
August 21 (Wednesday)
November 1 (Friday)
November 2 (Saturday)
December 24 (Tuesday)
December 31 (Tuesday)
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary February 25 (Monday)
SECTION 2 The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.
SECTION 3. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall promulgate the implementing guidelines for this Proclamation.
SECTION 4. This Proclamation shall take effect immediately.
SECTION 5. This Proclamation shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of thePhilippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 16th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Twelve.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III

By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.
Executive Secretary


Monday, August 6, 2012

LONG WEEKEND: August Holiday


LONG WEEKEND: August Holiday
 
There will be a four-day long weekend this August as officially announced by Malacanang.

Wow! Ang saya saya na naman ng mga estudyante, mga nag tra trabaho sa buong Pilipinas! Bakit? Dahil sa long weekend from August 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2012.

August 18 is Saturday

August 19 is Sunday

August 20 is end of Eid’l Fitr, Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

August 21 is a non-working holiday as it is the Ninoy Aquino day.  

Furthermore, August 29, a Monday  have been declared non-working holidays by Malacanang.

August 29 marks National Heroes’ Day 
 
Sa mga hindi kumbinsido eto po andg Proclamation No. 295 for your guidance which you can found here.
Enjoy! Don't forget to be grateful for all your blessings!

God bless your heart!


Monday, January 23, 2012

TODAY IS A HOLIDAY JANUARY 23, 2012- CHINESE NEW YEAR



President Aquino declared January 23, 2012 as a special non-working day in the country in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

By virtue of Proclamation No. 295 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on November 24, 2011, the President declared Jan. 23, which falls on a Monday, as a special non-working day in the country to give both Chinese-Filipinos and Filipinos alike the opportunity to celebrate the holiday.

Chinese nationals all over the world celebrate Spring Festival today, January 23, 2012, popularly known as the Chinese New Year.  One of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well. 

The joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese-Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people according to President Pnoy.


HOW TO SAY HAPPY NEW YEAR IN CHINESE


All dialects of Chinese be it Fookien, Mandarin or Cantonese write these greetings using the same characters, but we will split them up because they're pronounced differently.

Mandarin Chinese:

新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè) pronounced as "sheen nyen kway luh" meaning Happy new year! (literally "The new year comes fast!")

恭喜发财 (gōng xǐ fā cái) pronounced as "gong shee fah chai" meaning Wishing you a prosperous new year! (literally "May you have much joy and wealth!")

Cantonese Chinese:

新年快乐 (san nin faai lok) pronounce as "Sun Nin Fy Lok" meaning Happy new year! (literally "The new year comes fast!")

恭喜发财 (gung hei faat choi) pronounce as "gong hey fat choy" meaning Wishing you a prosperous new year! (literally "May you have much joy and wealth!")

Fookien Chinese: 

'Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!' means Wishing you prosperity and good fortune in Hokkien

Let me greet all Chinese all over the world:
Happy New Year!


Thursday, December 29, 2011

NUMBER CODING SUSPENDED STARTING @1 P.M.TODAY EXCEPT MAKATI AND LAS PINAS


DECEMBER 29, 2011-NUMBER CODING SUSPENDED STARTING @1 P.M.TODAY 
*EXCEPT MAKATI AND LAS PINAS
DECEMBER 30 TO JANUARY 1, 2012 NO NUMBER CODING FOR THE ENTIRE METRO.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will lift the number coding scheme starting at 1 p.m. Today December 29, 2011. MMDA explained the lifting sought “to facilitate the convenience and mobility of the New Year exodus and returning motorists and commuters from the provinces this holiday season.”

But the lifting of the number coding scheme does not cover the cities of Makati and Las Piñas, which have their own vehicle reduction programs.

The number coding scheme will also be lifted in the entire Metro Manila on Friday, Rizal Day, December 30, 2011 which is a public holiday.


Monday, December 26, 2011

DECEMBER 30 and 31, 2011 Are Non-Working Holidays




Proclamation No.84  declares both December 30 and 31, 2011 as non-working holidays.

December 30, 2011 is Rizal Day, an annual regular holiday commemorating the death of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal who was shot in Bagumbayan, Manila now Luneta Park on December 30, 1986. 

Rizal's novels Noli me Tangere and El Filibusterismo and his death by firing squad sparked the Philippine revolution that lead to Philippine independence in 1898.

December 31, 2011 is also declared as special non-working holiday. The purpose of which is to give time for Filipinos to prepare for the festivities of New Year's Eve.

All those who will be required to work on these holidays shall receive additional compensation according to existing Philippines Labor rules.

Happy New Year everyone!


Friday, December 2, 2011

2012 OFFICIAL PHILIPPINE HOLIDAYS


Malacañang announced today, Thursday December 1, 2011, a total of 16 official holidays for 2012. That's a total of 6 long weekends for 2012.

There will be a Five (5) days long weekend which will be from April 5 (Maundy Thursday) to April 9 (Araw ng Kagitingan)

President Benigno Aquino III has declared  and signed Proclamation 95, which designated 10 regular holidays next year, five special non-working days and one special holiday.

The proclamation was in accordance with Republic Act 9492, known as the “Holiday Economics,” which was made into law in 2007.

Following are next year’s holidays:
Philippine Holidays 2012

January 1Sunday    New Year’s Day

January 23Monday    Chinese New Year

February 25Saturday    EDSA Revolution Anniversary

April 5Thursday    Maundy Thursday

April 6Friday    Good Friday

April 9Monday    Araw ng Kagitingan

May 1Tuesday    Labor Day

June 12Tuesday    Independence Day

August 21Tuesday    Ninoy Aquino Day

August 27Monday    National Heroes Day

November 1Thursday    All Saints Day

November 2Friday    Additional Special (non-working)      day

November 30Friday    Bonifacio Day

December 25Tuesday    Christmas Day

December 30Sunday    Rizal Day

December 31Monday    Last Day of the Year

Legend
  • Red: Regular Holiday
  • Blue: Special (Non-Working) Day
  • Violet: Special Holiday (For Schools)
Chinese New Year, which will fall on January 23, 2012, may be declared as a special non-working day without detriment to public interest, the proclamation said.

The Chinese New Year is “ one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people,” it added.

November 2, 2012 will be declared as a special non-working day “to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe All Saints’ Day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions in the country.”

Traditionally, only November 1 (All Saints’ Day) is declared a holiday.

Meanwhile, the proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha will be issued after it is determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar, the proclamation read.

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos will issue the dates when will the Islamic holidays fall, it added.

The Department of Labor and Employment will promulgate the implementing guidelines for the proclamation, it said.

MALACAÑAN PALACE
MANILA
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 295
DECLARING THE REGULAR HOLIDAYS, SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY (FOR ALL SCHOOLS) FOR THE YEAR 2012
WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9492, dated July 24, 2007, amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order (EO) No. 292, also known as the Administrative Code of 1987, by declaring certain days (specific or movable) as special or regular holidays;
WHEREAS, RA No. 9492 provides that holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation;
WHEREAS, RA No. 9849 provides that the Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday;
WHEREAS, the EDSA People Power Revolution, which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people;
WHEREAS, on January 23, 2012, the Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate Spring Festival, popularly known as the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well; and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people; 23 January 2012 may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;
WHEREAS, Friday, 2 November 2012, falling between Thursday, 1 November 2012 (All Saints Day) and Saturday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country;
WHEREAS, to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe All Saints Day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions in the country, Friday, 2 November 2012, may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as President of the Philippines, do hereby declare:
SECTION 1. The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2012 shall be observed in the country:
A. Regular Holidays

New Year’s Day
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Araw ng Kagitingan

January 1 (Sunday)
April 5
April 6
April 9 (Monday)
Labor Day
Independence Day
National Heroes Day
Bonifacio Day
Christmas Day
Rizal Day

May 1 (Tuesday)
June 12 (Tuesday)
August 27 (Last Monday of August)
November 30 (Friday)
December 25 (Tuesday)
December 30 (Sunday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Chinese New Year
Ninoy Aquino Day
All Saints Day
Additional special (non-working) day
Last Day of the Year
January 23 (Monday)
August 21 (Tuesday)
November 1 (Thursday)
November 2 (Friday)
December 31 (Monday
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary
February 25 (Saturday)
SECTION 2. The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha shall hereafter be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. To this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.
SECTION 3. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall promulgate the implementing guidelines for this Proclamation.
SECTION 4. This Proclamation shall take effect immediately.
SECTION 5. This Proclamation shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of thePhilippines to be affixed.
Done in the City ofManila, this 24th day of November in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.
Executive Secretary

- GOV.PH


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NUMBER CODING LIFTED TODAY NOVEMBER 30, 2011



The number coding scheme is lifted metrowide today Wednesday, November 30, 2011, Bonifacio Day, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority(MMDA).

The MMDA Metrobase, through its Twitter account, said that the order included the cities of Las Pinas and Makati.

Usually the traffic scheme, is in effect on Wednesdays, bars vehicles with plate numbers ending in 5 and 6 from major thoroughfares from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

2012 POSSIBLE LONG WEEKENDS HOLIDAY


JANUARY 2012
Best Time to Climb Mt. Pinatubo!

1 NEW YEAR'S DAY | Sunday (Every 1st of January) | PhilippinesRegular Holiday. Solemnity of Mary Mother of God  HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

9 FEAST OF THE BLACK NAZARENE | Sunday | Quiapo, Manila
An intense, day-long festival highlighted by a mammoth procession through the streets.


14 PASUNGAY FESTIVAL 2012 | 3rd Saturday | San Joaquin, Iloilo
One of the thrilling bull fighting festival as a culminating event of the Bayluhay Festival which celebrates the arrival of the 10 Datus from Borneo in the 13th century. 


15 ATI-ATIHAN 2012 | 3rd Sunday |Kalibo, Aklan
Commemorates the 13th century land deal between 10 migrating Bornean chieftains and the aboriginal Ati King Marikudo. It also honors the town patron, the infant Sto. Nino.


15 SINULOG 2012 | 3rd Sunday | Cebu City
Cebu’s biggest and most popular festival in honor of the Holy Image of Senyor Sto. Niño


22 DINAGYANG FESTIVAL 2012 | 4th Sunday | Iloilo City
Street dancing characterized by frenetic stomping of feet and hypnotic drumbeating. It is a colorful whirl of thousands of people dressed in unique costumes dancing & chanting all day and night.


23 CHINESE NEW YEAR - THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON | Monday | Binondo, Manila
 

The Chinese community celebrates the Chinese New Year with pomp & color through a dragon dance.

March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation

31 FEAST DAY OF ST. JOHN BOSCO |  Tuesday (Every 31st of Jan) 

Celebration of the feast day of the Father and Teacher of Youth who founded the Salesian Society. 


FEBRUARY 2012The Love Month!

FEAST OF NUESTRA SENORA DE LA CANDELARIA or "OUR LADY OF CANDLES." | Tuesday (Every 2nd of Feb) | Jaro, Iloilo
Western Visayas celebrates the Patroness of their region.

 9-12 HOT AIR BALLOON FIESTA | Thursday to Sunday  | Clark, Angeles, Pampanga

Watch the awesome hot air balloons fly out as the sun rises in the horizon.

11 FEAST DAY OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES |  Saturday (Every 11th of February)
Celebration of the Our Lady of Lourdes' Apparitions to  Saint Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France 

14 HAPPY VALENTINES' DAY! | Tuesday (Every 14th of Feb) | Philippines
Filipino lover's most romantic event of the year!

22 ASH WEDNESDAY | Philippines

The First Day of Lenten Season in the Philippines

25 EDSA REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY | Saturday (Every 25th of February) | Philippines 

 School Holiday. Commemorates the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution that Filipinos came to known for

26 PANAGBENGA - BAGUIO FLOWER FESTIVAL 2012 |Sunday | Baguio City

Also known as the Baguio Flower Festival which showcases the City of Baguio as a City of Flowers.

29 LEAP DAY | Wednesday (every 4 years) | Philippines

2012 is a leap year and February 29 occurs every four years.  

MARCH 2012Best Time to go watch and shoot the awesome Manila sunset!

Start of the Donsol Season in Bicol!
3-4 Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival 2012 | Saturday and Sunday | Puerto Galera

The festival is held outdoors in a natural amphitheater at the foot of Mount Malasimbo overlooking Puerto Galera Bay, a member of the "Most Beautiful Bays in the World" club.

31 EARTH HOUR 2012 | Saturday 8.30pm-9.30pm | Philippines
Cities and towns all over the world will switch off their lights for one hour—EARTH HOUR—sending a powerful global message that it is possible to take action on global warming. 

25 FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION | Sunday (Every 25th of March)
Feast commemorating the announcement of Angel Gabriel to Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus the Son of God.  This is celebrated 9 full months before Christmas. 

APRIL 2012The Peak Time in Boracay.



5 MAUNDY THURSDAY | Thursday | Philippines
Regular Holiday. Commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.

GOOD FRIDAY | Friday | PhilippinesRegular Holiday. Commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus at Calvary.

6 MORIONES FESTIVAL | Friday Marinduque
Re-enact the story of Longinus, a Roman centurion who speared the crucified body of Jesus Christ.

6 CUTUD CRUXIFIXIONS | Friday Pampanga
The old tradition of dramatizing the passion and death of Jesus Christ (called Via Crusis) was played out on the streets leading to the crucifixion site before the 1pm Crucifixion. 

7 FEAST DAY OF ST. JOHN BAPTIST DE LA SALLE | Saturday (Every 7th of April)
Celebration of the feast day of the Patron Saint of Teachers and Founder of Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. 

EASTER SUNDAY | Sunday | Philippines
Celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

BATAAN DAY (ARAW NG KAGITINGAN) | Monday (Every 9th of April)
Regular Holiday. Araw ng Kagitingan


The soul that will go to confession and receive holy communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment!

22 EARTH DAY 2012 | Sunday (Every 22nd of April) | Philippines
A day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment

MAY 2012National-wide celebration of Flores de Mayo / Santacruzan.

*** April 28 - May 1 | Possible 3-4 Days Long Weekend! *** 
LABOR DAY | Tuesday (Every 1st of May) Philippines 
Regular Holiday. National Labor Day!

13 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! | 2nd Sunday of May Philippines
An annual celebration to pay tribute to all the awesome mothers!

15 PAHIYAS 2012 | Tuesday (Every 15th of May) | Lucban, QuezonAn annual celebration held to usher in a bountiful harvest and smashing good times.

17-19 OBANDO FERTILITY RITES 2012 | Thursday-Saturday (Every 17th for St. Paschal, 18th for St. Clare, 19th of May for the Our Lady of Salambao) | Obando, Bulacan
Massive numbers of men and women dance towards the town church praying for a wife, husband or a child. 

28 NATIONAL FLAG DAY | Monday (Every 28th of May) | ManilaStart of the designated flag days where all government offices, business establishments, and private homes are also encouraged to display the flag.

JUNE 2012Time to show your love for the Philippines by putting a flag on your home, car, and shirts.
*** June 9-12 | Possible 4 Days Long Weekend! *** 
12 PHILIPPINE'S INDEPENDENCE DAY | Tuesday (Every 12th of June) | Philippines
Regular Holiday. Commemorates the Independence Day of the Philippines from the Spaniards

17 HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! | 3rd Sunday of June Philippines
An annual celebration to pay tribute to all the awesome fathers! 

19 BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF DR. JOSE RIZAL Tuesday (Every 19th of June) | Philippines

(proposed legislation to declare a working holiday)

24 FEAST DAY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST | Sunday (Every 24th of June) | San Juan


A Lechon Parade celebrating the Feast of St. John the Baptist in Balayan Batangas

29 PINTADOS/ KASADYAAN FESTIVAL 2012 | Friday (Every 29th of June) |Tacloban

JULY 2012Start of the Rainy Season in the Philippines.

11 FEAST DAY OF ST. BENEDICT | Wednesday (Every 11th day of July)
Celebration of the feast day of the Patron Saint of Europe and the Students, and the Father of Western Monasticism. 

22 BOHOL SANDUGO FESTIVAL 2012 | Tagbilaran, Bohol
This festival commemorates the treaty of friendship between Datu Sikatuna, a native chieftain and the Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi, representing the king of Spain.

26 FEAST DAY OF SAINT ANNE | Thursday (Every 26th of July)
Celebration of the feast day of the Mother of Mama Mary

31 FEAST DAY OF ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA Friday (Every 31st of July)
Celebration of the feast day of the Father General of the Jesuits. A 30-day retreat follows the celebration.
 
AUGUST 2012The Best Time to go on a wild river ride.

14 UGU BIGYAN's BIRTHDAY SALE | Tuesday (Every 14th of August) |  Tiaong, Quezon

49% Discount on Ugu Bigyan's Pottery (discount is equivalent to his age)

15 ASCENCION OF MOTHER MARY INTO HEAVEN | Wednesday (Every 15th of August)

19 KADAYAWAN SA DABAW 2012 | Sunday | Davao City

This festival gives thanks to the bounty of fruits and flowers as the waling-waling orchid blooms.

*** August 18-21 | Possible 3-4 Days Long Weekend! *** 
19 EID'L FITR | Sunday
A Muslim holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan.
(Calculated date for 2012 pending proclamation).

21 NINOY AQUINO DAY | Tuesday (Every 21st of August)
Regular Holiday. Commemorating the Death of Ninoy Aquino

*** August 25-27 | 3 Days Long Weekend! *** 
27 NATIONAL HEROES' DAY | Last Monday of August
Regular Holiday. Commemorates the "Cry of Pugad Lawin" by Filipino revolutionaries called the Katipunan

29 KAGAY-AN FESTIVAL - FEAST DAY OF ST. AUGUSTINE | Saturday (Every 28th of August) | Cagayan de Oro City

Feast of St. Augustine in Cagayan de Oro City 

SEPTEMBER 2012The Best Time to go to Divisoria for Christmas shopping and preparations
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8 MOTHER MARY'S BIRTHDAY | Saturday (Every 8th of September) 

9 HAPPY GRANDPARENT'S DAY! | Sunday (Every 2nd Sunday of September)
An annual celebration to pay tribute to all the awesome grandparents!  

14 FEAST OF THE TRIUMPH OF THE HOLY CROSS | Friday (Every 14th of September) 

Public exposition and Veneration of the RELIC OF THE TRUE CROSS OF CHRIST at the Servants of the Risen Christ Monastery in Tarlac.

15 PENAFRANCIA VIVA LA VIRGEN 2012 | Saturday (Every 3rd Saturday of September) | Naga City

Bicol Region's biggest celebration is highlighted by a fluvial parade of Lady of Penafrancia carried through the river aglow with floating candles.

23 FEAST DAY OF PADRE PIO | Sunday (Every 23th of September)
Feast of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

29 ILIGAN FIESTA - FEAST DAY OF ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL |  Saturday (Every 29th of September) | Iligan CityFeast of St. Michael the Archangel Celebration in Iligan City

OCTOBER 2012Surfing Season in the Philippines.

1 THE FEAST OF ST. THERESE OF CHILD JESUS | Monday (Every 1st of October)
Feast of Saint Therese of the Little Flower.


4 THE FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI | Thursday (Every 4th of October)
Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals. Pet blessings are held to celebrate his feast. 

5 WORLD'S TEACHERS DAY | Friday (Every 5th of October)
Happy Teachers Day to honor the noble profession of teaching. 


The festival that made Bacolod famous began as an event to inspire the locals to face the hard times with a smiling face, thus masks with smiling faces are worn by revelers who join the parade. 

*** October 26-28 | Possible 3 Days Long Weekend! *** 
26 EIDUL ADHA | Friday
Muslim Holiday celebrating Abraham's obedience when he was willing to sacrifice his son Ishmael. (calculated date for 2012 pending proclamation) 
 

A grand celebration of the lanzones fruit in the island of Camiguin. 

NOVEMBER 2012Halloween!

ALL SAINT'S DAY | Thursday | Regular 


13 DIWALI FESTIVAL | Tuesday 

Indian New Year Festival of Lights

23 HIGANTES FESTIVAL 2012 | Friday (Every 23rd of November)  | Angono, Rizal

Male devotees carry the image of San Clemente in a procession that features parehadoras, clad in colorful garb and wooden shoes, and carrying boat paddles and higantes (giants) 10 feet tall papier mache puppets.
 
23-25 MAHARLIKA SUNRISE FESTIVAL | Friday-Sunday | Roving Festival
The Sunrise Festival is a celebration of arts for service and blessedness held annually in the different regions of Maharlika (Philippines).

28 HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY! | Thursday (Every last Thursday of November)

23-25 KERYGMA CONFERENCE 2012 | Manila | Kerygma Conference
The Biggest Catholic Charismatic Event in the Country


30 BONIFACIO DAY | Friday (Every 30th of November) | Philippines
Regular Holiday. Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio 

DECEMBER 2012Christmas Season in the Philippines.

1 ANNUAL CULTURAL TOUR OF NEGROS | Saturday | Bacolod
Longest running cultural tour in the country by Ramon H. Hofileña.

8 IMMACULATE CONCEPTION | Tuesday (Every 8th of December) | HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

8 ANNUAL CULTURAL TOUR OF NEGROS | Saturday | Bacolod
Longest running cultural tour in the country by Ramon H. Hofileña.

15 GIANT LANTERN FESTIVAL 2012 | San Fernando, Pampanga
A Show-Off of Kapampangan Pride culminated with a display of Giant Lanterns measuring 18 feet in diameter.

16 SIMBANG GABI | Sunday (9 days before Christmas)
Start of early morning vigil 9 days before Christmas

16 OBLATION UN | Sunday (Every 16th of December) | University of the Philippines

The annual naked run of the full-pledge members of Alpha Phi Omega society is a tradition that started in 1977 to protest the banning of the movie, “Hubad na Bayani,” which depicted human rights abuses in the martial law era. The date honors their international founding day on December 16th, 1925. 

21 END OF THE WORLD (Mayans) | Friday 

Dec 21, 2012 is the day predicted by the Mayans to be the end of the world.


25 CHRISTMAS DAY | Tuesday (Every 25th of December) | Philippines
 
Regular Holiday. Celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ. Holy Day of Obligation
 
*** December 29-January 1 | 4 Days Long Weekend! *** 

30 RIZAL DAY | Sunday | 
Commemorating the Death of Jose Rizal

31 LAST DAY OF THE YEAR  | Monday  

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