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Palace issues complete list of 2019 holidays

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Palace issues complete list of 2019 holidays

August 16, 2018

MALACAÑANG released  on Thursday the list of regular holidays and special non-working days for 2019.

Based on Proclamation 555 signed by the President on August 15, there will be 10 regular holidays and nine special nonworking days.

Proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha shall be issued after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations, whichever is possible or convenient.

The implementing guidelines for Proclamation 555, which shall take effect immediately, shall be promulgated by the Department of Labor and Employment.

Regular holidays next year include New Year’s Day (January 1, Tuesday), Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9, Tuesday), Maundy  Thursday (April 18), Good Friday (April 19), 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) and Rizal Day (December 30, Monday).

Special nonworking days include Chinese New Year (February 5, Tuesday), Edsa People Power Revolution Anniversary (February 25, Monday), Black Saturday (April 20), Ninoy Aquino Day (August 21, Wednesday), All Saints’ Day (November 1, Friday), Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8, Sunday), last day of the year (December 31, Tuesday) and additional special nonworking days on November 2 (Saturday) and December 24 (Tuesday).

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall inform the Office of the President of the actual dates on which the Muslim holidays shall respectively fall.


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