[Trending Now] Palace Includes October 31 On The List Of Holidays in 2017. Why? Find Out Here!

The Malacanang Palace have officially released a list of holidays for the year 2017 . The list ...


The Malacanang Palace have officially released a list of holidays for the year 2017.

The list includes a new date, October 31 for the sole purpose of "strengthening family ties" and in addition, more time for families to prepare for All Saints Day or in the Philippines, commonly known as "All Souls Day" on November 1.

Furthermore, the proclamation also noted that it is in hopes to "promote domestic tourism."

These are the dates to be observed in 2017 nationwide, in accordance to Proclamation No. 50 released by the palace:

Regular holidays 

New Year's Day - January 1 (Sunday) 
Araw ng Kagitingan - April 9 (Sunday) 
Maundy Thursday - April 13 
Good Friday - April 14 
Labor Day - May 1 (Monday) 
Independence Day - June 12 (Monday) 
National Heroes Day - August 28 (Last Monday of August) 
Bonifacio Day - November 30 (Thursday) 
Christmas Day - December 25 (Monday) 
Rizal Day - December 30 (Saturday) 

Special (non-working) holidays:

Chinese New Year - January 28 (Saturday) 
EDSA People Power Revolution Anniversary - February 25 (Saturday) 
Black Saturday - April 15 Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21 (Monday) 
All Saints Day - November 1 (Wednesday) 
Last Day of the Year - December 31 (Sunday) 
Additional special (non-working) day - October 31 (Tuesday)


Source: TNP , GMANetwork

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