List of 2015 Philippine holidays announced

2015, via the Official Gazette

(image source: The Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines, Facebook)

Kids and adults await with much excitement the official announcement of annual holidays, especially in the Philippines.The reason is understandable because we look forward to taking a rest or planning for those out-of-town or out-of-country trips. Having this list of regular and special holidays is useful because plane tickets are usually cheaper when bought a few months ahead (tee hee). Thanks to the Office of the President for coming out with your announcement five months early :)

2015 regular holidays

New Year’s Day – January 1 (Thursday)
Maundy Thursday – April 2
Good Friday – April 3
Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Thursday)
Labor Day – May 1 (Friday)
Independence Day June 12 (Friday)
National Heroes Day August 31 (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Monday)
Christmas Day – December 25 (Friday)
Rizal Day – December 30 (Wednesday)

2015 Special (Non-Working) Days

Chinese New Year February 19 (Thursday)
Black Saturday – April 4
Ninoy Aquino Day August 21 (Friday)

All Saints Day November 1 (Sunday)
Additional special (non-working) days – January 2 (Friday)
– December 24 (Thursday)
Last Day of the Year – December 31 (Thursday)

Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Wednesday)

Note: not included in this list are the celebrations of Eidul Adha and Eid l’ Fitr which usually depends on the advice of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos on the dates

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