You'll be getting more long weekends in 2017

Time to start planning those holidays!


( When it comes to holidays and non-working days, 2016 disappointed us...a lot! Labor Day fell on a Sunday and Araw ng Kagitingan fell on a Saturday. It was hard for the weekend warriors but tough for those who just wanted a really nice three-day break from work.


Malacañang released the official list of regular and special non-working days for 2017, much to the delight of students and working folks around the country. Aside from the Monday holidays, October 31 is also a non-working day, which means you have two off days in the middle of the week. Time to plan next year's travels!


Regular Holidays:

New Year's Day - January 1 (Sunday)

Araw ng Kagitingan - April 9 (Sunday)

Maundy Thursday - April 13

Good Friday - April 14

Labor Day - May 1 (Monday)

Independence Day - June 12 (Monday)

National Heroes Day - August 28 (Monday)

Bonifacio Day - November 30 (Thursday)

Christmas Day - December 25 (Monday)

Rizal Day - December 30 (Saturday)


Special (Non-working) Days:

Chinese New Year - January 28 (Saturday)

EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary - February 25 (Saturday)

Black Saturday - April 15

Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21 (Monday)

All Saints Day - November 1 (Wednesday)

Last Day of the Year - December 31 (Sunday)

Additional special (non-working day) - October 31 (Tuesday)


Tinuy-an Falls photo from Karl Torio 


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