Philippines Holidays 2013

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Philippines Holidays Calendar 2013

This holiday calendar was declared and signed by the President of the Philippines in Proclamation No. 459. Note that the Islamic Holidays Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha will be announced when the exact dates have been confirmed in accordance with the Islamic calendar.

Regular Holidays
Date Holiday
(Araw ng Bagong Taon)
The first day of the new year on the Gregorian Calendar.
(Huwebes Santo)
Christian holiday commemorating the Maundy of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
(Biyernes Santo)
Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
(Araw ng Kagitingan)
National holiday commemorating the fall of Bataan during World War II.
(Araw ng Manggagawa)
Celebration of the social and economic accomplishments of workers.
(Araw ng Kasarinlan)
National holiday to celebrate the Philippine Declaration of Independence from Spain.
(Araw ng mga Bayani)
National holiday commemorating the beginning of the Philippine Revolution against Spain.
(Kaarawan ni Bonifacio)
In remembrance of of the birth of national hero Andrés Bonifacio.
(Araw ng Pasko)
Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.
(Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. Jose Rizal)
Holiday commemorating Philippines’ national hero José Rizal.
Special (Non-Working) Days
Date Holiday
(Sábado de Gloria)
The last day of the Christian Holy Week.
(Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Ninoy Aquino)
Non-working holiday in remembrance of the assassination of Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr.
(Undas)
Commemorating the martyrs of the early Christian Church.
Special Holiday (for all schools)
Date Holiday
School holiday ito celebrate the anniversary of the People Power Revolution.

Long weekends in 2013

There are at least five long weekends in 2013. Students can enjkoy a bonus long weekend in the week of the EDSA People Power Anniversary. And if you´re lucky, your local holidays may fall on a Friday or Monday.

  1. Yearend 2012 – Saturday 29 Dec 2012 – Tuesday 1 Jan 2013
  2. Holy Week – Thursday 28 Mar 2013 – Sunday 31 Mar 2013
  3. National Heroes Day – Saturday 24 Aug 2013 – Monday 26 Aug 2013
  4. All Saints’ Day – Friday 1 Nov 2013 – Sunday 3 Nov 2013
  5. Yearend 2013 – Saturday 28 Dec 2013 – Wednesday 1 Jan 2014