Malacanang announced the official list of Philippines Holiday 2013 today. According to the Official Gazette article posted today, President Noynoy Aquino, signed Proclamation No. 459, s. 2012 last August 16, 2012.
Proclamation No. 459, s. 2012 is entitled DECLARING THE REGULAR HOLIDAYS, SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAYS, AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY (FOR ALL SCHOOLS) FOR THE YEAR 2013.
The Philippines Holiday 2013 list has 3 parts: the Regular Holidays, the Special Non-Working Days and the Special Holiday for all schools:
- New Year’s Day – January 1 (Tuesday)
- Maundy Thursday – March 28
- Good Friday – March 29
- Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Tuesday)
- Labor Day – May 1 (Wednesday)
- Independence Day – June 12 (Wednesday)
- National Heroes Day – August 26 (Last Monday of August)
- Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Saturday)
- Christmas Day – December 25 (Wednesday)
- Rizal Day – December 30 (Monday)
Special (Non-Working) Days
- Black Saturday – March 30
- Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Wednesday)
- All Saints Day – November 1 (Friday)
Additional special (non-working) days
- November 2 (Saturday)
- December 24 (Tuesday)
- December 31 (Tuesday)
Special Holiday (for all schools)
- EDSA Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Monday)
Proclamation No. 459 has provisions for the declaration of other holidays being celebrated by our Muslim brothers and sisters (Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha). The dates of these celebrations are not yet fixed so an additional announcement will be made when the dates are already known.
The Philippines Holiday 2013 is declared earlier than usual, as Philippines Holiday 2012 was released by Malacanang around November last year. It is also interesting to note that there are fewer long holiday weekends next year.
Early or not, this Philippines Holiday 2013 list is welcome news to us Filipinos.
For more details, kindly visit the Official Gazette article at