Malacañang releases regular, special holidays for 2020
Maris Federez • November 16, 2019 • 4251
MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the President has released the official list of regular and special holidays for 2020.
Signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (November 15), Proclamation No. 845 declares the regular holidays and special (non-working) days for the year 2020 that will be observed nationwide, as follows:
New Year’s Day – January 1, Wednesday
Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9, Thursday
Maundy Thursday – April 9
Good Friday – April 10
Labor Day – May 1, Friday
Independence Day – June 12, Friday
National Heroes Day – August 31, Monday
Bonifacio Day – November 30, Monday
Christmas Day – December 25, Friday
Rizal Day – December 30, Wednesday
Special Non-Working Holidays
Chinese New Year – January 25, Saturday
EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary – February 25, Tuesday
Black Saturday – April 11, Saturday
Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21, Friday
All Saints’ Day – November 1, Sunday
Feast of the Immaculate Conception – December 8, Tuesday
Last Day of the Year – December 31, Thursday
Additional Special Non-Working Days
November 2, Monday
December 24, Thursday
The proclamation further reads that separate proclamations declaring national holidays for the observance of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha will be issued in accordance with the Islamic calendar or the lunar calendar, whichever is possible or convenient.
It adds that “the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos shall inform the Office of the President the actual dates on which these holidays shall respectively fall.” /mbmf
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared May 25 a regular holiday in observance of Eid‘l Fitr, the end of the Muslim community’s fasting month of Ramadan.
The declaration was based on the recommendation of the National Commission of Muslim Filipinos.
Proclamation Number 944, likewise, reminded the public of the quarantine regulations such as wearing of face masks and physical distancing to be observed on the duration of the holiday due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Under government order, mass gatherings such as religious events are still restricted in different parts of the Philippines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. MNP (with inputs from Rosalie Coz)
Malacanang declares December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017 as special non-working days through Proclamation No. 117.
The palace says it will give the public the time to celebrate the holidays with their families and loved ones since December 25 and January 1 both fall on a weekend.
The proclamation was signed by acting executive secretary, Menardo Guevarra who is part of the government’s caretaker committee while President Rodrigo Duterte is out of the country. — UNTV News & Rescue
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