The Malacanang had announced the official Philippine Holidays for 2014.
Through Proclamation Number 655 series of 2013, the Philippine president had approved the list of holidays for next year.
With the list below, there are four long weekends that were observed.
Chinese New Year on January 31, 2014 falls on Friday, a special non-working holiday marks the first long weekend of the year.
It was then followed by the usual holy week holidays which are: Holy Thursday, April 17, and Good Friday, April 18, both regular holidays; and Black Saturday, April 19, which is a Special Non-Working Day.
The National Heroes Day which is always set to fall on the last Monday of August, which in 2014 will be on August 25.
Christmas holiday will have a five non-working days after December 24 and 26 were set to be a Special Non-Working Days, 27 and 28 are Saturday and Sunday.
Two of the regularly observed Islamic holidays which are Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha are yet to be announce.
The said long weekends however was said for schools and government institutions since most private businesses are having Saturday as a working day. It is however a good timing to render a leave of absence to attend to your personal matters.
Following are the complete list of Philippine holidays for 2014 as officially announced.
Official Philippine Holidays for 2014
A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day – January 1 (Wednesday)
Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Wednesday)
Maundy Thursday – April 17
Good Friday – April 18
Labor Day – May 1 (Thursday)
Independence Day – June 12 (Thursday)
National Heroes Day – August 25 (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Sunday)
Christmas Day – December 25 (Thursday)
Rizal Day – December 30 (Tuesday)
B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Chinese New Year – January 31 (Friday)
Black Saturday – April 19
Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Thursday)
All Saints Day – November 1 (Saturday)
Additional special (non-working) days) – December 24 (Wednesday), December 26 (Friday) and December 31 (Wednesday)
C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Tuesday)