Official 2012 Philippine Holidays and List of Long Weekends

Never too early to start planning your weekends for surf trips. Also, this list will come in handy to prepare for those “sunod-sunod” na Surf Competitions and Festivals. There’s about 18 holidays and 9 long weekends this 2012 (I think). But you know us here at LokalSoul, everyday is a holiday! (we wish). Happy New Year!

bacnotan, la union on a weekend

GOVERNMENT DECLARED PHILIPPINE HOLIDAYS 

January 1 (Sunday) – New Year’s Day
January 23 (Monday) – Chinese New Year
February 25 (Saturday) – EDSA Revolution Anniversary
April 5 (Thursday) – Maundy Thursday
April 6 (Friday) – Good Friday
April 9 (Monday) – Araw ng Kagitingan
May 1 (Tuesday) – Labor Day
June 12 (Tuesday) – Independence Day
August 19 (Sunday) – Eid’l Fitr
August 21 (Tuesday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
August 27 (Monday) – National Heroes Day
October 26 (Friday) – Eid’l Adha
November 1 (Thursday) – All Saints Day
November 2 (Friday) – Special (non-working) Day
November 30 (Friday) – Bonifacio Day
December 25 (Tuesday) – Christmas Day
December 30 (Sunday) – Rizal Day
December 31 (Monday) – Last Day of the Year

LONG WEEKENDS FOR 2012

January 21-23 — Chinese New Year
April 5-9 — Holy Week and Araw ng Kagitingan
April 28 – May 1 — Labor Day
August 18-21 — Eid-al-Fitr and Ninoy Aquino Day
August 25-27 — National Heroes Day
October 26-28 — Eid-al-Adha
November 1-4 — All Saints’ Day
November 30-Dec 2 — Bonifacio Day
December 29-Jan 1 — New Year

*information from www.gov.ph and http://thebackpackchronicles.com