President Duterte has signed Proclamation No. 50, Series of 2016 declaring the 2017 Holidays both Regular and Special (non-working) Holidays.
What this means? Vacation dates plotting time for travelistas in preparation of promo fares. 😀
If you are employed, may I suggest time your vacation during the long weekends of 2017? This way your vacation leave credits are left untouched while you can enjoy at least 3 straight days away from work. Or you can also extend it with VLs.
We are anticipating these long weekends next year:
December 30, 2016 to January 1, 2017 – Friday to Sunday for New Year’s Day 2016 long weekend
April 13 to April 16, 2017 – Thursday to Sunday for the observance of Holy Week 2017
April 29 to May 1, 2017 – Labor Day long weekend which is Saturday to Monday
June 10 to June 12, 2017 – Independence Day long weekend Saturday to Monday
August 19 to 21, 2017 – Ninoy Aquino special non-working holiday long weekend Saturday to Monday
August 26 to 28, 2017 – National Heroes Day long weekend Saturday to Monday
December 23 to 25, 2017 – Christmas Day long weekend Saturday to Monday
December 30, 2017 to January 1, 2018 – Rizal Day to New Year 2018 long weekend Saturday to Monday
Official 2017 PHILIPPINES NATIONAL HOLIDAYS
These are the dates declared by Malacanang as Philippine public holidays for 2017. Kindly take note that RH means “Regular Holiday” while SH means “Special Holiday (non-working)”.
January 1, 2017 for New Year’s Day (RH)
January 28, 2017 for Chinese New Year (SH)
February 25, 2017 for EDSA Anniversary (SH)
April 9, 2017 for Araw ng Kagitingan (RH)
April 13,2017 for Maundy Thursday (RH)
April 14, 2017 for Good Friday (RH)
April 15, 2017 for Black Saturday (SH)
May 1, 2017 for Labor Day (RH)
June 12, 2017 for Independence Day (RH)
August 21, 2017 for Ninoy Aquino Day (SH)
August 28, 2017 for National Heroes Day (RH)
ADDED October 9, 2017 – October 31, 2017 has been declared as a Special Non-Working Holiday by Malacanang.
November 1, 2017 for All Saints Day (SH)
November 30, 2017 for Bonifacio Day (RH)
December 25, 2017 for Christmas Day (RH)
December 30, 2017 for Rizal Day (RH)
December 31, 2017 for Last day of 2017 (Additional SH)
It is possible that the Muslim holidays Eid’l Fitr and Eid ul Adha 2017 will be in June or July next year. Penfires will update this post once the Office of the President issues proclamation on the official holiday dates for Eid’l Fitr and Eid ul Adha.
There are additional holidays that is “local” in scope like provincial charter day, cityhood founding anniversary, major festivals, etc. The President will also issue proclamations declaring the local holidays. Just wait for the announcement from Malacanang or ask from the city hall or capitol of your respective provinces.
Hope this helps you plan your flights and vacations next year!