You may start planning your 2014 vacations this early, what with Air Asia and Cebu Pacific on sale at this time, as Malacanang already released the list of holidays for next year.

Proclamation No. 655 indicates that there will be be four long weekends next year.

Here is the complete list of 2014 holidays:

A. Regular holidays
New Year’s Day, January 1 (Wednesday)
Araw ng Kagitingan, April 9 (Wednesday)
Maundy Thursday, April 17
Good Friday, April 18
Labor Day, May 1 (Thursday)
Independence Day, June 12 (Thursday)
National Heroes Day, August 25 (Monday)
Bonifacio Day, November 30 (Sunday)
Christmas Day, December 25 (Thursday)
Rizal Day, December 30 (Tuesday)

B. Special (non-working) days
Chinese New Year, January 31 (Friday)
Black Saturday, April 19
Ninoy Aquino Day, August 21 (Thursday)
All Saints Day, November 1 (Saturday)

C. Special (non-working) days
December 24 (Wednesday)
December 26 (Friday)
December 31 (Wednesday)

D. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary, February 25 (Tuesday)

Alman Dave Quiboquibo came up with a vacation planning guide that has been circulating on Facebook. I am reposting the guide here with credits to the owner, as well as his accompanying description. 🙂 Thanks dude! Apparently, he blogs at http://ialman.livejournal.com/

Guide by Alman Dave Quiboquibo

“This guide helps you plan your vacations for 2014. As you can see, I start with the holidays in the latter part of this year. There are four long weekends which require no vacation leaves (or in some cases, faked sick leaves), and the length of the vacations vary from 3 days to 12, assuming you could afford to be away from the office for as long as 3 days.

Proclamation No. 655 curiously does not mention any of the Muslim Holidays, although we already know the dates. I’ve put in the tentative dates based on Muslim calendars I’ve consulted online, but I have to point out that this year, Malacañang actually declared Eid-Ul-Fitr a day after our Muslim brothers and sisters celebrated it (August 9 instead of 8). As far as I know it is the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos which recommends to Malacañang when these holidays fall, so you could confirm with them just in case my research is incomplete.”

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Source/s: Holiday list out: Four long weekends in 2014

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