The President has declared 18 holidays next year through Proclamation No. 831 he signed July 17 this year. Eight of which fall on either Mondays or Fridays making a total of 8 long weekends for 2015.
Aquino declared the following dates as regular holidays:
- January 1, Thursday – New Year’s Day
- April 2 – Maundy Thursday
- April 3 – Good Friday
- April 9, Thursday- Araw ng Kagitingan
- May 1, Friday – Labor Day
- June 12, Friday – Independence Day
- August 31, last Monday of August – National Heroes Day
- November 30, Monday – Bonifacio Day
- December 25, Friday – Christmas Day
- December 30, Wednesday – Rizal Day
Meanwhile, the following dates have been declared as special non-working days:
- January 2, Friday – Additional special non-working holiday (post New Year)
- February 19, Thursday – Chinese New Year
- April 4, Black Saturday
- August 21, Friday – Ninoy Aquino Day
- November 1, Sunday – All Saints’ Day
- December 24, Thursday – Additional special non-working holiday (Christmas Eve)
- December 31, Thursday – New Year’s Eve
On the other hand, February 25, Wednesday has been declared a special holiday for schools only to commemorate the EDSA Revolution anniversary.
Not included in the above list are Eid’l Fitr and Eidul Adha, which dates are still to be determined by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.