Friday, January 10, 2014

Holidays of 2014

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     For those of us who likes to plan ahead, here is the list of holidays in the Philippines for the calendar year 2014 (Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation no. 655, Series of 2013) :

January 1, 2014, Wednesday – New Year’s Day (Regular Holiday)
January 31, 2014, Friday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)
February 25, 2014, Tuesday – EDSA Revolution anniversary (Holiday for all schools)
April 9, 2014, Wednesday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular Holiday)
April 17, 2014 – Maundy Thursday (Regular Holiday)
April 18, 2014 – Good Friday (Regular Holiday)
April 19, 2014 – Black Saturday (Special non-working day)
May 1, 2014, Thursday – Labor Day (Regular Holiday)
June 12, 2014, Thursday – Independence Day (Regular Holiday)
August 21, 2014, Thursday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day)
August 25, 2014, Monday – National Heroes Day (Regular Holiday)
November 1, 2014, Saturday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day)
November 30, 2014, Sunday – Bonifacio Day (Regular Holiday)
December 24, 2014, Wednesday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
December 25, 2014, Thursday – Christmas Day (Regular Holiday)
December 26, 2014, Friday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
December 30, 2014, Tuesday – Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)
December 31, 2014, Wednesday – Last day of the year (Special non-working day)
        The celebration of the Islamic Holidays for Eid'l Fitr and Eid'l Adha will also be non-working holidays but a different proclamation is issued by the President for these holidays as the exact date is determined by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos based on the sighting of the moon. The website has estimated the dates of these holidays on :

July 28, 2014 - Eid'l Fitir

October 4, 2014 - Eid'l Adha.

       Another Islamic Holiday, the Mawlid al-Nabi (Muhammad's Birthday), is going to be celebrated soon on January 13, 2014. During Mawlid al-Nabi, all Muslims in government service in the Philippines are excused from work without being marked absent pursuant to Civil Service Commission Resolution No. 81-1277. The 1st paragraph of the said resolution says that, "1. During the (1) Eid-ul-Fir (Hariraya Puasa); (2) Eid-ul-Adha (Hariraya Haji); (3) Maulod-en-Nabi; (4) Lailatul Isra Wal miraj; (5) Muharram; and (6) Amon Jaded, Muslims are free from office work the whole day of these holidays without being marked absent." The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos in its Resolution No. 002-2012 has requested all government agencies to comply with the aforementioned Civil Service Commission Resolution No. 81-1277.

          Enjoy the holidays !

New Year

    I can't believe it's been seven months since my last post. 2013 was definitely a work-crazy year for me. I burned air mileage but all for work. I didn't get to travel for leisure at all. But it's a new year and hopefully, work will not be as demanding this year as the last. I shall try to post more entries on this blog for 2014. 

     Happy New Year everyone.