Official List of Philippine Holidays for 2012

The President of the Philippines has issued and signed Proclamation No. 295 – Declaring The Regular Holidays, Special, (Non-Working) Days, and Special Holiday (For All Schools) for the Year 2012 in the country.Proclamation No. 295 - Declaring The Regular Holidays, Special, (Non-Working) Days, and Special Holiday (For All Schools) for the Year 2012

The official list of 2012 Philippine Holidays was released on Wednesday, December 1, 2011.

Here’s the Official list of 2012 Philippine Holidays

Regular Holidays

New Year’s Day January 01, 2012 (Sunday)
Maundy Thursday April 05, 2012 (Thursday)
Good Friday April 06, 2012 (Friday)
Araw ng Kagitingan April 09, 2012 (Monday)
Labor Day May 01, 2012 (Tuesday)
Independence Day June 12, 2012 (Tuesday)
National Heroes Day August 27, 2012 (Monday)
Bonifacio Day November 30, 2012 (Friday)
Christmas Day December 25, 2012 (Tuesday)
Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) August (Actual date to be determined)
Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) November (Actual date to be determined)
Rizal Day December 30, 2012 (Sunday)
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Special Non-Working Days

Chinese New Year January 23, 2012 (Monday)
Ninoy Aquino Day August 21, 2012 (Tuesday)
All Saints Day November 01, 2012 (Thursday)
Additional Special (Non-Working) day November 02, 2012 (Friday)
Last Day of the Year December 31, 2012 (Monday)

C. Special Holiday (For All Schools)

EDSA Revolution Anniversay February 25, 2012 (Saturday)

WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 9492, dated July 24, 2007, amended Section 26, Chapter 7, Book I of Executive Order (EO) No. 292, also known as the Administrative Code of 1987, by declaring certain days (specific or movable) as special or regular holidays;

WHEREAS, RA No. 9492 provides that holidays, except those which are religious in nature, are moved to the nearest Monday unless otherwise modified by law, order or proclamation;

WHEREAS, RA No. 9849 provides that the Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a national holiday;

WHEREAS, the EDSA People Power Revolution, which restored and ushered political, social and economic reforms in the country, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere as a nation and as a people;

WHEREAS, on January 23, 2012, the Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate Spring Festival, popularly known as the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well; and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people; 23 January 2012 may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;

WHEREAS, Friday, 2 November 2012, falling between Thursday, 1 November 2012 (All Saints Day) and Saturday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country;

WHEREAS, to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe All Saints Day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions in the country, Friday, 2 November 2012, may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as President of the Philippines, do hereby declare:

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Proclamation No. 295 - Declaring The Regular Holidays, Special, (Non-Working) Days, and Special Holiday (For All Schools) for the Year 2012
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