Philippine Holidays 2012

Philippine Holidays Calendar
Philippine Holidays Calendar

As 2011 bids goodbye, the Philippine government has recently officially declared the list of Philippine Holidays for 2012. The long weekends are back! Let’s maximize our Philippine Holidays! It’s time to set our travel plans for 2012!

The list of 2012 Philippine Holidays are as follows:

A. Regular Holidays

  • January 1   – New Year’s Day (Sunday)
  • April 5     – Maundy Thursday
  • April 6     – Good Friday
  • April 9     – Araw ng Kagitingan (Monday)
  • May 1       – Labor Day (Tuesday)
  • June 12     – Independence Day (Tuesday)
  • August 27   – National Heroes Day – (Last Monday of August)
  • November 30 – Bonifacio Day – (Friday)
  • December 25 – Christmas Day (Tuesday)
  • December 30 – Rizal Day (Sunday)

B. Special (Non-Working) Days

  • January 23  – Chinese New Year (Monday)
  • August 21   – Ninoy Aquino Day (Tuesday)
  • November 1  – All Saints Day – (Thursday)
  • November 2  – Additional special (non-working) day (Friday)
  • December 31 – Last Day of the Year (Monday)

C. Special Holiday (for all schools)

  • February 25 – EDSA Revolution Anniversary (Saturday)

Expect also additional Philippine holidays as well for the observation of our Muslim brother’s Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha depending on the Islamic calendar.

Did you notice sosmething new in the list? Yes, it’s the Chinese New Year holiday! it seems that the Philippine government is starting to recognize the role of Filipino-Chinese citizens in the country. Roughly covering a tenth of the Philippine population, the Filipino-Chinese people are indeed increasingly becoming relevant in the Philippine social community and economic stability. What can you say about this newest addition to the list of Philippine 2012 Holidays?

Again, let us use the opportunity the Philippine Holidays 2012 offers. But at the same time, let us not forget the meaning and essence of each of the holidays we will be having. So what’s your travel plan for 2012? 🙂

10 thoughts on “Philippine Holidays 2012

  1. Thanks for posting. Just wanna ask… isn’t it that February 25
    is a school holiday? Does this include all employees of the school like admin and all other non-teaching staff or is it for students and teachers only?

  2. Yes, February 25 is a school holiday at the end of the list. For the non-teaching staff, it is usually the school’s decision if they will or will not have work too on that Philippine holiday.

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