Philippines’ Official Holidays for 2014

My friend, are you always planning ahead?  I am!  I am so finicky about the things I should do that I plan way ahead of time.  Can you believe that I am done planning for my budget next year even if 2013 has not ended yet!

That is why I was so happy that the Philippine Government already posted next years’ official holidays.  That means, my friends and I can already choose the best days to plan for our trip in 2014 so that we can book those discounted plane tickets once airlines announces their seat sale!!!  My Goodness!!!  I already overused the exclamation point to my excitement!!!!

So my friend, here are the holidays next year as posted on the Philippines’ Official Gazette:

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)

*Separate proclamations will be issued for the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha

Based on the information, we will have 4 long weekends.  Aside from Holy Week on April, we can enjoy long rest on January since Chinese New Year falls on a Friday (Jan. 31).  Another will be in August for National Heroes Day (Monday, Aug. 25) & a longer Christmas celebration since December 26th (Friday) was declared an extra holiday for the working people.

A fifth long weekend might happen because there is a possibility that Eid’l Fitr for 2014 might be on July 28th which is a Friday.  But still, it depends on the Muslim Calendar.

So my friend, let’s plan for our next years’ getaway.