With the signing of Proclamation No. 50 declaring the 2017 List of Philippine Holidays, the Philippines will be having 8 long weekends come 2017.
Last August 16, Philippine President Duterte proclaimed the incoming holidays for 2017. The List of Philippine Holidays 2017 include the Regular Holidays and Special Holidays: both working and non-working.
Knowing the list of holidays will enable travelers and vacation goers to plan their 2017 vacation. This is beneficial to employees who need to request vacation leaves ahead of scheduled vacation dates.
What is the impact of the long weekends to us? Simply stated, long weekends provide more days for vacation without overusing your leave credits.
Also, knowing in advance the list of holidays and long weekends brought about by the holidays will help Piso Fare and Promo Fare aficionados get the best promo for their travels.
PHILIPPINE 2017 HOLIDAYS
January 1- New Year’s Day (Regular Holiday)- Sunday
January 28- Chinese New Year (Special Non-Working Day)- Saturday
February 25- EDSA People Power Anniversary (Special Non-working Day) -Saturday
April 9- Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular Holiday)- Sunday
April 13- Maundy Thursday (Regular Holiday)- Thursday
April 14- Good Friday (Regular Holiday) _ Friday
April 15- Black Saturday (Special Non-working Day)- Saturday
May 1- Labor Day (Regular Holiday)-Monday
June 12- Independence Day (Regular Holiday) – Monday
August 21- Ninoy Aquino Day (Special Non-Working Day)- Monday
August 28- National Heroes Day (Regular Holiday)- Monday
October 31- Additional Special Non-Working Day- Tuesday
November 1- All Saints Day (Special Non-Working Day)- Wednesday
November 30- Bonifacio Day (Regular Holiday)- Thursday
December 25- Christmas Day (Regular Holiday)- Monday
December 30- Rizal Day (Regular Holiday) -Saturday
December 31- Last Day of the Year (Special Non-Working Day)- Sunday
The Philippines 2017 List of Holidays above does not yet include the Muslim Holidays of Eid’ L Fitr and Eid al Adha since these are based in Islamic Calendar. These holidays will be announced as soon as their dates will be determined according to the Islamic Calendar.
2017 LONG WEEKENDS in the PHILIPPINES
Listed below are the long weekends for 2017. This can be your guide when booking or availing the Piso Fare or Promo Fare. As you may have noticed, the airlines promos had to be booked in advance. With the promo fare of the different airlines like Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Asia and Skyjet, travel can be done on a budget.
So, check the 2017 long weekends, be ready with your intended travel dates and be on the look-out for airline promo fare or Piso Fare 2017.
2016 Year End to New Year 2017 (Friday to Sunday)
- December 30, 2016 (Rizal Day)- Friday
- December 31, 2016 (last day of the year- Saturday
- January 1, 2017 (New Year’s Day) -Sunday
Holy Week 2017 Long Weekend (Thursday to Sunday)
- April 13, 2017 (Holy Thursday)- Thursday
- April 14, 2017 (Good Friday)- Friday
- April 15, 2017 (Black Saturday)- Saturday
- April 16, 2017 (Easter Sunday) – Sunday
Labor Day Long Weekend (Saturday to Monday)
- April 29, 2017- Saturday
- April 30, 2017- Sunday
- May 1, 2017 (Labor Day)- Monday
Independence Day Long Weekend (Saturday to Monday)
- June 10, 2017 – Saturday
- June 11, 2017- Sunday
- June 12, 2017 (Independence Day)- Monday
Ninoy Aquino Day Long Weekend (Saturday to Monday)
- August 19, 2017- Saturday
- August 20, 2017- Sunday
- August 21, 2017 (Ninoy Aquino Day- Monday
National Heroes Day Long Weekend (Saturday to Monday)
- August 26, 2017- a Saturday
- August 27, 2017- a Sunday
- August 28, 2017 (National Heroes Day- Monday
Christmas Day Long Weekend (Saturday to Monday)
- December 23, 2017- Saturday
- December 24, 2017- Sunday
- December 25, 2017 (Christmas Day)- Monday
Rizal Day to New Year 2018 Long Weekend (Saturday to Monday)
- December 30, 2017 (Rizal Day)- Saturday
- December 31, 2017 (last day of the year)- Sunday
- January 1, 2018 (New Year’s Day)- Monday
From the above list, we observed that there are 8 long weekends for 2017. However, this might become 9 long weekends if the Muslim Holidays of Eid- L -Ftr (End of Ramadan) or Eid -al- Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) will fall on a Friday or Monday. According to some sources the Eid- al -Ftr will be on the last week of June and the Eid- al- Adha might be observed on either September 1 or September 2.
Start planning your travel dates and be ready to book your promo or Piso Fare as soon as airline companies announced their seat sale.
Watch out in our Facebook page: Piso Fare Promo Tickets for the announcement of the Muslim Holidays of Eid-al-Ftr and Eid-al- Adha as well as new Piso Fare and Promo Fare!!!