President Noynoy Aquino recently signed Proclamation No. 295 enumerating the regular and special holidays for 2012.  The November 24, 2011 proclamation revealed that there will be six long weekends, the longest of which (all five days) will be from April 5 (Maundy Thursday) to April 9 (Araw ng Kagitingan).  Now that’s good news to us vacation-loving Filipinos.

Here’s the list of the 2012 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 21 (Tuesday) – Ninoy Aquino Day
  • August 27 (Monday) – National Heroes Day
  • November 1 (Thursday) – All Saints Day
  • November 2 (Friday) – Additional 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

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