January 23, 2012 Holiday – Philippines

President Noynoy Aquino issued Proclamation 295 making January 23, 2012, which falls on a Monday as a a special non-working holiday (walang pasok).

The said date marks the start of the Chinese New Year and the declaration “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 the statement released by Malacañang.

It’s going to be long weekend ahead so plan your vacation accordingly.