Friday, December 23

2012 Regular and Special Non-Working Holidays

the year 2011 is still here but i bet you are all excited to know what holidays and free days await for us this 2012 so you could book trips to anywhere you want to, right? me? i may be excited with the coming holidays to be with my family, but i do not think i can book a trip to somewhere really far. although my kids have been longing to visit manila just so they could visit manila ocean park, i am not sure about booking a trip there because of so many reasons, and one of them is my plan of enrolling in a masteral education which for me, will cost time and some hard-earned moolah.

but of course, now that i have here in my hands the most awaited part of next year's schedule, i want to share it with you all so you could at least plan ahead on which dates in the calendar are free for travel and vacation.

the following regular holidays and special days for the year 2012 are as follows:

A. Regular Holidays:

New Year's Day - January 1 (Sunday)
Maundy Thursday - April 5
Good Friday - April 6
Araw ng Kagitingan - April 9 (Monday)
Labor Day - May 1 (Tuesday)
Independence Day - June 12 (Tuesday)
National Heroes Day - August 27 (last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day - November 30 (Friday)
Christmas Day - December 25 (Tuesday)
Rizal Day - December 30 (Sunday)

B. Special (Non-Working) Holidays

Chinese New Year - January 23 (Monday)
Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21 (Tuesday)
All saints Day - November 1 (Thursday)
Additional special (non-working) day - November 2 (Friday)
Last day of the Year - December 31 - Monday

C. Special Holiday for all Schools EDSA Revolution Anniversary - February 25 (Saturday)

The proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid'l Fitr and Eid'l Adha shall be hereafter issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient. to this end, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.

With this schedule, the DOLE is hereby tasked to promulgate the implementing guidelines for this proclamation.

this declared schedule of 2012 holidays is signed by His Excellency, Benigno S. Aquino III and Paquito N. Ochoa Jr., Executive Secretary.

you see, unlike 2011, we have more holidays slated on a weekdaY, so rejoice one and all!

11 comments:

bertN said...

If you can squeeze the time from your heavy schedule as a working Mom, go get your masters. Nothing beats an investment in education.
Merry Christmas!

SleeplessInKL said...

eid ul fitr in 2012 should be sometime around aug 19-20. maligayang pasko, sheng!

sheng said...

@BertN; i really think i should invest in that, thanks!

@Mimi: Hmm, august, i hope it falls on a weekday still.

docgelo said...

i also want to take further studies if chance, time and yes, budget would allow. go for it, sheng!

daming holidays! cheers for the coming new year. may we all be blessed!

sheng said...

@doc Gelo: Dami ngang holidays, sana lang makapag lakwatsa naman ako kahit sandali lang, hehhee...

I will for sure check graduate studies, para at least lumevel up ang nalalaman, hehe. Thanks doc gelo!

onyxx said...

are we still on the subject of holidays? whew. new year is coming up -- whew, i get exhausted just thinking about it :)

happy holidays sheng

iluvgreen said...

Looking forward to more holidays in 2012! Whatever to decide sheng, I wish you good luck! Let's all hope the world will not end on December 21, 2012 :)

Cheers for the coming new year!

prinsesamusang said...

ahahay inggit ako sa madaming holidays! happy holidays sheng!

Eds said...

goodluck on your masteral sheng. kaya mo yan.

mas madami nga holidays for 2012.

BlogusVox said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, sheng!!

sheng said...

@prinsesamusang: Eh ikaw nga tong laging nasa holiday eh, hehe.

@eds: Kayang kaya! Ingats!

@Blogusvox: Maraming salamat!