Category Archives: Holidays

Time to Travel: Long Vacations and Holidays for 2009

Expenses for travel, leisure, vacations and whatever you want to call it are not necessities, so these expenses get crossed out in the family budget’s list in times of recession or financial crunch. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to know the declared long weekends for 2009. By way of summarizing the official list of 2009 regular and special non-working national holidays (through Proclamation 1699), the following are the list of the ten (10) long weekends (weekends tacked to the official national holidays): Continue reading Time to Travel: Long Vacations and Holidays for 2009

Philippine Holidays for 2009

As previously noted, there are a number of factors when planning a vacation. Others who want a more relaxed and not-so-crowded travel would want to have it when others are not on vacation. One of the factors to consider, therefore, is the date of holidays, primarily on account of the “holiday economics” in the form of long weekends. The President issued Proclamation 1699 (full text) pursuant to Republic Act 9492, fixing the dates of holidays for 2009. Here’s the list of declared regular and national holidays for 2009: Continue reading Philippine Holidays for 2009

Bonifacio Day (November 30): In Honor of Andress Bonifacio

Among the legal holidays in the Philippines is Bonifacio Day, traditionally celebrated every November 30. This was changed, however, under Republic Act 9492 (an Act rationalizing the celebration of national holidays), which moved the official holiday to the Monday nearest November 30 (which is why December 1, 2008, a Monday, is a holiday). Continue reading Bonifacio Day (November 30): In Honor of Andress Bonifacio

The Mystery of the Movable Holidays in the Philippines

Maybe holidays are fixed in your country. So when you take a vacation, you know exactly the time frame and you know whether others would also be on vacation at that time (which is crucial for those who don’t want crowds in resorts, beaches or other vacation spots). We Filipinos use to have fixed holiday dates in the Philippines, but that changed a couple of years ago. Continue reading The Mystery of the Movable Holidays in the Philippines

National Regular and Special Holidays for 2008 in the Philippines

There are a number of factors when planning a vacation. Others who want a more relaxed and not-so-crowded travel would want to have it when others are not on vacation. One of the factors to consider, therefore, is the date of holidays, primarily on account of the “holiday economics” in the form of long weekends (on the other hand, it would be handy to have the list for those who may want to know what are the expected long weekends). Continue reading National Regular and Special Holidays for 2008 in the Philippines