Image via WikipediaPlanning ahead is a difficult job. For one simple reason…no knows the exact future! Yes, if you could only see few years from now or even just few days from now, then you can plan your activities well to maximize your benefit and avoid bad things that may happen.
Well, this article is not about fortune telling or any kind of divination, this article will just present to you the CURRENT schedule of national holidays in the Philippines. The schedule of holidays varies as the year goes so the dates presented here are not fixed. There are also region-specific holidays like provincial foundation days, festivals, and other events that may be declared by the local government. Also, please take note that December 24 and 31 are not really special occasions but usually declared as non-working day to give people time to prepare for the next day’s celebration.
The current government administration has a policy of moving some holidays to Monday. I don’t know if this policy will change after the election on May.
Even though many dates on this list will change, it is still advantageous to know the current schedule for us to plan whatever we want to do with those holidays. Also, I will update this schedule in case there are changes along the way. So, without further ado, here are the holidays for the coming year 2010 for the Philippines.
Schedule of Philippine Holidays for 2010
Friday, January 01, 2010 New Year's day
Thursday, April 01, 2010 Maundy Thursday
Friday, April 02, 2010 Good Friday
Saturday, April 03, 2010 Black Saturday
Friday, April 09, 2010 Day of Valor
Saturday, May 01, 2010 Labor Day
Monday, May 10, 2010 National Election
Monday, June 14, 2010 Independence Day
Monday, August 23, 2010 Ninoy Aquino Day
Monday, August 30, 2010 National Heroes Day
Friday, September 10, 2010 Eid Ul-Fitr
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Eid Ul-Adha
Monday, November 01, 2010 All Saints Day
Monday, November 29, 2010 Bonifacio Day
Friday, December 24, 2010 Day before Xmas Day
Saturday, December 25, 2010 Christmas day
Monday, December 27, 2010 Rizal Day
Friday, December 31, 2010 Day before New Year's Day
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