August 20, 2012: A Holiday in the Philippines
Yes! Another Good News: Malacañang declared August 20, 2012, a Monday, a regular holiday in Philippines!!!
So this means TWO long weekend holidays for the Philippines: August 20 plus August 21, 2012 (Tuesday) is Ninoy Aquino Day and August 27, 2012 (Monday), is National Heroes Day.
Quoting the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines
Proclamation No. 455, s. 2012
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
PROCLAMATION NO. 455
DECLARING MONDAY, 20 AUGUST 2012, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN OBSERVANCE OF EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN)
WHEREAS, Republic Act No 9177 declared Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as a regular holiday throughout the country;
WHEREAS, Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim World for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting;
WHEREAS, to promote cultural understanding and integration, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr; and
WHEREAS, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Monday, 20 August 2012, as a regular holiday throughout the country.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday. 20 August 2012, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan).
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done in the City of Manila, this 13th 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.
For more details on the Proclamation No. 455, kindly visit Official Gazette post below:
For the full list of 2012 Holidays in the Philippines, kindly visit my List of 2012 Holidays in the Philippines post.