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Philippine holidays 2013: PNoy declares all holidays in the Philippines for 2013 (Complete List)

By on Sep 1, 2012 in Announcement, Asia, Holidays Comments

Manila, Philippines – The list of Philippine holidays 2013 has been officially released, after President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III (PNoy) recently signed Proclamation 459, declaring all the holidays in the country for next year, with the complete list made available below.

President Noynoy Aquino

President Noynoy Aquino
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As announced at the official website of the Office of President of the Philippines today, Saturday, September 1, 2012, President Noynoy Aquino signed Proclamation 459 last August 16, where there will be so far 17 regular holidays, special non-working holidays and special holiday for schools for the year 2013.

According to the press release, the observance of Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha will be declared as national holidays “after the approximate dates of the Islamic holidays have been determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar (Hijra) or the lunar calendar, or upon Islamic astronomical calculations.”

“The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) shall inform the Office of the President on which day the holiday shall fall.” A statement reads at, adding that the implementing guidelines for Philippine holidays 2013 shall be promulgated by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Below is the complete list of holidays in the Philippines for 2013, as approved by President Noynoy Aquino, taken from, which can also be found at

Regular holidays:

* New Year’s Day: January 1 (Tuesday)
* Maundy Thursday: March 28
* Good Friday: March 29
* Araw ng Kagitingan: April 9 (Tuesday)
* Labor Day: May 1 (Wednesday)
* Independence Day: June 12 (Wednesday)
* National Heroes Day: August 26 (Last Monday of August)
* Bonifacio Day: November 30 (Saturday)
* Christmas Day: December 25 (Wednesday)
* Rizal Day: December 30 (Monday)

Special (Non-working) days:

* Black Saturday: March 30
* Ninoy Aquino Day: August 21 (Wednesday)
* All Saints Day: November 1 (Friday)

Additional special (Non-working) days:

* All Souls Day: November 2 (Saturday) Note: Mentioned at, but none at
* December 24 (Tuesday)
* December 31 (Tuesday)

Special holiday (for all schools)

* EDSA Revolution Anniversary: February 25 (Monday)

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