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List of Regular and Special Holidays in the Philippines 2013

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Good news to all Field Trippers, Malacanang, through the Office of the President, has announced the list of holidays to be observed and followed in the Philippines for 2013.

The list includes Regular Holidays, Special Non-Working Holidays, and Special Holidays (for schools only).

This announcement was made after President Noynoy Aquino signed Proclamation No. 459 in August 16, 2012. This proclamation shall be given to different news agencies and be published in major newspapers for proper flow of information.

Magandang balita eto for those planning their vacations next year. As reported, there will be 4 long weekends for 2013. You can count up to 5 long weekends if you will consider the last weekend for 2012 and for January 1, 2013 (Tuesday), hehehe.

This is great news for those who want to plan their vacations early and book their hotel rooms and airline promo tickets in advance. The list covers all the holidays for 2013 and that includes some that will either fall on a Monday or Friday, creating long weekends perfect for beach vacations in Cebu or Boracay or spending long weekends via road trips in Ilocos, Baguio or Bicol. It is also perfect in planning your trips abroad like taking your family to Hong Kong Disneyland or go shopping with your friends in Bangkok without filing your vacation leaves.

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Here is the list of Philippine Holidays for 2013:

Regular Holidays in the Philippines 2013

  • 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, long weekend)
  • Bonifacio Day                    November 30 (Saturday)
  • Christmas Day                   December 25 (Wednesday)
  • Rizal Day                              December 30 (Monday)

 

List of Non-Working Holidays in the Philippines 2013

  • Black Saturday                  March 30
  • Ninoy Aquino Day           August 21 (Wednesday)
  • All Saint’s Day                   November 1 (Friday, long weekend again, yey)

 

Additional special non working holidays 2013

  • All Soul’s Day                    November 2, (Saturday)
  • Christmas Eve                   December 24
  • New Year’s Eve                 January 31

These holidays were granted s that the celebration of All Saint’s Day, Christmas and New Year will be more meaningful and be spent with the family for a long period of time especially for those who needs to travel long distances just to be with their families and friends during these holidays.

Celebrations for the Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha 2013

The proclamation of the dates for the Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha will be announced after the exact dates are determined in the Islamic Calendar or Hijra and, or by using the lunar calendar or other Islamic astronomical calculations. The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos will inform the Office of the President about the exact dates of  Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha for proper announcements.

 

Special Holidays for Schools only in 2013

EDSA Revolution Anniversary    February 25 (Monday, long weekend for kids)

Please Share this post to all your friends so that you can plan your vacations for 2013 as early as today.

 

Field Trip Boy’s Tip during the holidays:

If you want to get  Piso Fare tickets from Cebu Pacific, Airphil, Philippine Airlines, Zestair, Air Asia and others, the best way is by looking forward to special holidays like Christmas, New Year, Valentine’s Day, Labor Day, and others.

This trend has been used in the past years and has shown to be very effective marketing tools for different airline companies. So if you want to buy affordable domestic and international tickets, better mark your calenders for the special and non special holidays of the Philippines. Who knows, they might offer Piso Fare 2013 promos then, Lol.

 

To get updates on the latest airline promo fares for 2013, you can join my favorite promo website, Philippines ALL in FARES Promo on Facebook.

 

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