November 7 is declared a Regular Holiday

Just a week after the October 28 to November 1 break, comes another long holiday weekend as November 7, 2011 a Monday is declared a regular holiday in the Philippines.

Malacanang posted the news via Official Gazette. The post states that PNoy signed Proclamation No. 276 declaring November 7, a holiday in celebration of Eidul Adha, one of the two greatest feasts of Islam.

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According to the proclamation, the exact date of Eidul Adha was on November 6, 2011 but National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) recommended that the observance of Eidul Adha be on November 7, 2011 and the Eidul Adha prayer be held on November 6, 2011.

I am happy and will not complain about this holiday 🙂 . Any long weekend holiday is always a welcome break for me 🙂

For more details on this Proclamation No. 276, kindly visit or read the Official Gazette.

For the complete list of holidays in the Philippines 2011, kindly read these posts.

Another Long Holiday as October 31, 2011 is a Special Non-Working Holiday

Yehey! Another long holiday for the Philippines! Yes folks, October 31 (Monday) and November 1 (Tuesday) are holidays!!!

Malacañang Palace officially declared that October 31, 2011, Monday a special non-working holiday in the entire country.

As per Official Gazette, President Noynoy Aquino signed Proclamation No. 265 entitled DECLARING MONDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2011, AS A SPECIAL (NON-WORKING) DAY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

According to the Proclamation No. 265, October 31, 2011 falls between Sunday and Tuesday, and November 1, 2011 is All Saints Day and has been traditionally declared a special non-working day throughout the country.

The proclamation further stated that to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe the day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions of the country, October 31 will be declared as a special non-working holiday without detriment to public interest.

For more details kindly visit or the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines ( For details on other holidays in the Philippines for 2011 kindly refer to my previous post here and here.

June 20, 2011 Monday is a Holiday

It’s official now: June 20, 2011 is a holiday in the Philippines.

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According to Proclamation No. 154, June 19, 2011 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, and since this date falls on a Sunday, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) requested that the next day June 20, 2011, be declared as special non-working holiday for the ceremonies and celebration.

To know about Proclamation No. 154, kindly visit Batangas Today.

Hat tip to Pinoy Ambisyoso for the heads up.

Official List of Philippines 2011 Holidays

Wow an early holiday gift from Malacanang and PNoy!!! Malacanang Palace announced the much anticipated list of Philippines 2011 Holiday. According to Batangas Today and Official Gazette, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, signed Proclamation No. 84 today December 20, 2010. Proclamation No. 84 is the announcement about the Regular Holidays, Special Non-Working Days and other 2011 Holiday in the Philippines.

The Regular Holidays for Year 2011:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1 (Saturday)
  • Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Saturday)
  • Maundy Thursday – April 21
  • Good Friday – April 22
  • Labor Day – May 1 (Sunday)
  • Independence Day – June 12 (Sunday)
  • National Heroes Day – August 29 (Last Monday of August)
  • End of Ramadan (Eid’l Fitr) – August 30 (Tuesday)
  • Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Wednesday)
  • Christmas Day – December 25 (Sunday)
  • Rizal Day – December 30 (Friday)

The Special Non-Working Days for Year 2011:

  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Sunday)
  • All Saints Day – November 1 (Tuesday)
  • Last Day of the Year – December 31 (Saturday)

February 25, the Anniversary of EDSA Revolution will be a Special Holiday for all schools only.

There will also be other holidays related to our Muslim brother’s celebration of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha but as the date of these celebrations are not yet fixed, other announcement will surely follow and will be added to the list of 2011 holiday Philippines.

It is interesting to note that 5 out of the 10 regular holidays and 2 out of 3 of the special non-working days fall on a weekend (Saturday and Sunday). And this means there will be no more of that holiday economics of the previous administration.

For more details kindly visit the Official Gazette article in

Update 2011.06.09
June 20, 2011, a Monday is also declared as holiday (Jose Rizal 150 celebrations). For details kindly check this post.