Malacañang issues list of holidays for 2020

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Malacañang on Friday released the copy of Proclamation 845, which enumerates the regular holidays and special non-working days for 2020.

President Rodrigo Duterte signed on November 15 the proclamation, which takes effect “immediately.”

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LIST OF HOLIDAYS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2020

REGULAR HOLIDAYS

  • January 1, 2020 (Wednesday) – New Year’s Day
  • April 9, 2020 (Thursday) – Araw ng Kagitingan
  • April 9, 2020 – Maundy Thursday
  • April 10, 2020 – Good Friday
  • May 1, 2020 (Friday) – Labor Day
  • June 12, 2020 (Friday) – Independence Day
  • August 31, 2020 (last Monday of August) – National Heroes’ Day
  • November 30, 2020 (Monday) – Bonifacio Day
  • December 25, 2020 (Friday) – Christmas Day
  • December 30, 2020 (Wednesday) – Rizal Day

SPECIAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS

  • January 25, 2020 (Saturday) – Chinese New Year
  • February 25, 2020 (Tuesday) – EDSA Revolution Anniversary
  • April 11, 2020 – Black Saturday
  • August 21, 2020 (Friday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
  • November 1, 2020 (Sunday) – All Saints’ Day
  • December 8, 2020 (Tuesday) – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • December 31, 2020 (Thursday) – last day of the year

ADDITIONAL NON-WORKING HOLIDAYS

  • November 2, 2020, Monday – All Souls’ Day
  • December 24, 2020, Thursday – Christmas Eve

13 long weekends in 2020. 

1. December 28, 2019 to January 1, 2020 (Rizal Day and New Year weekend)
2. February 22 to 25, 2020 (EDSA Anniversary weekend)
3. April 9 to 12, 2020 (Araw ng Kagitingan and Holy Week)
4. May 1 to 3, 2020 (Labor Day weekend)
5. June 12 to 14, 2020 (Independence Day weekend)
6. July 31, 2020 to August 2, 2019 (Eid’l Adha weekend) **for update
7. August 21 to 23, 2020 (Ninoy Aquino Day)
8. August 29 to 31, 2020 (National Heroes’ Day weekend)
9. October 31, 2020 to November 2, 2020 (All Saints/Souls’ Day weekend)
10. November 28 to 30, 2020 (Bonifacio Day weekend)
11. December 5 to 8, 2020 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary)
12. December 24 to 27, 2020 (Christmas weekend)
13. December 30, 2020 to January 3, 2021 (Rizal Day and New Year weekend)

Note: List covers only holidays that fall on a Monday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday with a vacation leave in between, thus making the long weekend possible.

Proclamation 845 declares January 25, 2020 as a special non-working day because Chinese nationals worldwide celebrate Chinese New Year, which is “one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines.”

The presidential proclamation also stresses the need to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution on February 25, 2020 because it “restored democracy and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country.”

It also notes that Black Saturday, which falls on April 11, 2020, has been traditionally declared as a special non-working day nationwide, in observance of Holy Week that is “one of the most cherished traditions of our predominantly Catholic people.”

The proclamation also emphasizes that declaring November 2 and December 24 as additional special non-working days nationwide “will strengthen family ties by providing more time for the traditional All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day and Christmas Day commemorative activities, and will promote domestic tourism as well.”

Meanwhile, December 8 of every year is celebrated as a special non-working holiday in the entire country to commemorate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, as provided under Republic Act 10966 signed by Duterte on December 28, 2017.

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

Proclamation 845 must be published in a newspaper of general circulation. (PNA)

— John, DepEd Tambayan

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