Holiday dates in the Philippines for 2013

You can now plan your holidays for next year as early as today as President Aquino issued Proclamation No. 459 declaring the regular holidays, special (non-working) days, and special holiday (for all schools) for the year 2013.

Section 1 of the said proclamation says:

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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 AnniversaryFebruary 25 (Monday)

There is also the observance of the Islamic holidays Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha (Section 2), whose exact dates are yet to be known. Those days will also be declared as holidays (walang pasok) next year. As far as long weekends are concerned, the Philippines will have at least 3 in 2013.