Mark your calendar: Palace sets date for all holidays in 2011 (updated)

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Sync your iCal and mark your Google calendars (or that Starbucks planner you just redeemed), the President has proclaimed all the holidays in 2011:

A. Regular Holidays

New Year’s Day – January 1 (Saturday)

Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Saturday)

Maundy Thursday – April 21

Good Friday – April 22

Labor Day – May 1 (Sunday)

Independence Day – June 12 (Sunday)

National Heroes Day – August 29 (Last Monday of August)

Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Wednesday)

Christmas Day – December 25 (Sunday)

Rizal Day – December 30 (Friday)

B. Special (Non-Working) Days

Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Sunday)

All Saints Day – November 1 (Tuesday)

Last Day of the Year – December 31 (Saturday)

C. Special Holiday (for all schools)

EDSA Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Friday)

Update: for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha, it will be announced in accordance with Islamic calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations and that the Palace will await confirmation from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) before making the announcement.

Now that everyone is on the same page, nice of the Palace to be pro-active for the next year.


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  • Anonymous

    UPnnGrd

    errrr, why would Vatican be concerned with the Diwali festival when it’s a Hindu tradition? And why should we be bent on pleasing other countries when we don’t even have a significant population of people practicing Hinduism.

    except for the chinese new year, the other festivals/celebrations are being observed in different countries at different dates depending on the local expatriate/cultural community in a given country.

  • Anonymous

    UPnnGrd

    errrr, why would Vatican be concerned with the Diwali festival when it’s a Hindu tradition? And why should we be bent on pleasing other countries when we don’t even have a significant population of people practicing Hinduism.

    except for the chinese new year, the other festivals/celebrations are being observed in different countries at different dates depending on the local expatriate/cultural community in a given country.

  • Anonymous

    Is Malacanang really finding it a mental challenge of immense difficulty to find out when Eid al-Adha is?? Are they going to call a conference in january 2011 with Mindanao’s Muslim scholars about this? But the question is not hard to answer — it is a far cry from rocket science. Just look to Indonesia’s dates — Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) is Nov 7, 2011. Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) is Aug 31, 2011.

    For 2012???? Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) is Aug 19, 2012. Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) is Oct 26, 2012.

    AND…Chinese New Year is Feb 3, 2011, Taiwan and Singapore will be pleased if Pilipinas declares a working-holiday for Chinese New Year Feb 3, 2011. This should make Beijing smile and maybe this is the extra (after Noynoy kowtowing to Beijing over Oslo Peace prize ceremonies) that makes Beijing give amnesty to three Pinoy druggie mules

    Singapore, India, the Vatican and Malaysia will be pleased if Pilipinas declares a working holiday for Wednesday, 26 October 2011 — Deepavali Festival of Lights. Actually, it will be Philippine AirLines that gets to smile — more tourists to Pilipinas!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Knowing when to celebrate Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) is not rocket-science.
    Just look to Indonesia’s dates — Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) is Nov 7, 2011.
    Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) is Aug 31, 2011.

    For 2012???? Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) is Aug 19, 2012.
    Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) is Oct 26, 2012.

    AND…Chinese New Year is Feb 3, 2011.