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:

* New Year’s Day January 1, 2009
* Additional non-working holiday January 2, 2009 (Proc. 1695)
* EDSA People Power (schools only) Feb 23, 2009 (Proc. 1728)
* Maundy Thursday April 9, 2008
* Good Friday April 10, 2009
* Araw ng Kagitingan
(Bataaan and Corregidor Day)
April 6, 2009 (Monday nearest April 9)
* Labor Day May 1, 2009 (Friday)
* Independence Day June 12, 2009 (Friday)
* Burial of Pres. Cory Aquino (special non-working) August 5, 2009 (Wednesday; Proc. 1851)
* Ninoy Aquino Day (special non-working) August 21, 2009 (Friday)
* National Heroes Day August 31, 2009 (Monday)
* National mourning for Erano Manalo September 7, 2009 (Monday)
* Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) September 21, 2009 (Monday)
* All Saints Day (special non-working) November 1, 2009 (Sunday)
* Additional special non-working day November 2, 2009 (Monday)
* Eid’l Adha – ARMM only (Proclamation 1808, as amended by Proc. 1808-A) November 27-28, 2009 (Fri-Sat)
* Bonifacio Day November 30, 2009 (Monday)
* Additional special non-working day December 24, 2009 (Thursday)
* Christmas Day December 25, 2009 (Friday)
* Rizal Day December 30, 2009 (Wednesday)
* Last Day of the Year (special non-working) December 31, 2009 (Thursday)
* New Year’s Day January 1, 2010 (Friday) – expected

Click here for the summary of long weekends for 2009. Updates of 2009 holidays will be posted here (including subsequent official special non-working holidays that will be announced through proper Proclamations). The remaining holidays for 2008 are here, while the list of long 2008 Christmas vacations is here. See also 2010 and 2011 holidays.

10 thoughts on “Philippine Holidays for 2009”

  1. Mickey, good news and bad news. Yes, February 23, 2009 was declared as a special holiday. That’s the good news. The bad news, at least for those working outside of schools, is that the special holiday extends only to SCHOOLS, public or private. That means other private and public employees don’t get to have a holiday in connection with the 23rd Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.

  2. is nov 12 a special holiday for batangas or national?
    when will be the celebration of A day of Thanksgiving and prayer?

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