SEVEN LONG WEEKENDS | List of holidays for 2017 according to Malacañang

philippine holidays for 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte has announced the list of Philippine holidays for 2017 (Credits: Twitter page of People's Television Network)

With just a little over four months left before 2016 ends, Malacañang has already released the official list of national holidays for the 2016. This is stipulated through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 50, which was signed last August 16.

There will also be a total of 17 regular and special non-working holidays for 2016.  Apart from those, there are also two Muslim holidays that are observed nationwide – Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha. As in previous years, there will be separate holiday proclamations for those from Office of the President based on the recommendation of the National Council for Muslim Filipinos.

Based on Proclamation 50, there will be at least seven three-day weekends next year, including the Lenten, Christmas, and New Year holidays.

philippine holidays for 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte has announced the list of Philippine holidays for 2017 (Credits: Twitter page of People’s Television Network)

A. Regular Holidays

January 1, 2017 – New Year’s Day (Sunday)
April 9, 2017 – Araw ng Kagitingan (Sunday)
April 13, 2017 – Maundy Thursday
April 14, 2017 – Good Friday*
May 1, 2017 – Labor Day (Monday)*
June 12, 2017 – Araw ng Kalayaan (Monday)*
August 28, 2017 – National Heroes Day (Last Monday of August)*
November 30, 2017 – Bonifacio Day (Thursday)
December 25, 2017 – Christmas Day (Monday)*
December 30, 2017 – Rizal Day (Saturday)*

B. Special non-working days

January 28, 2017 – Chinese New Year (Saturday)
February 25, 2017 – EDSA People Power Anniversary (Saturday)
April 15, 2017 – Black Saturday
August 21, 2017 – Ninoy Aquino Day (Monday)*
October 31, 2017 (Tuesday) and November 1, 2017 (Wednesday) – All Saints’ Day
December 31, 2017 – Last day of the year (Sunday)

(Note: Those marked with * are holidays that create a three-day weekend. Please visit The Filipino Scribe regularly for updates on local and national holidays and their corresponding pay rules.)

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