Monday, January 5, 2009

Holidays 2009: Time to start planning

It is the perfect time now to start planning AND setting up a budget for the upcoming long weekends this year.

Here's a list of the public holidays for 2009:

Feb 25 (Wednesday) - Edsa Day
April 6 (Monday) - Araw ng Kagitingan
April 9-12 (Maundy Thursday - Easter Sunday) - Holy Week
May 1 (Friday) - Labor Day
June 12 (Friday) - Independence Day
Aug 21 (Friday) - Ninoy Aquino Day
Aug 31 (Monday) - National Heroes Day
21 Sep Eid Ul Fitr (exact date varies).
Nov 1 (Sunday) - All Saints Day
Nov 2 (Monday) - All Soul's Day
Nov 30 (Monday) - Bonifacio Day
Dec 24 (Thursday)
Dec 25 (Friday) - Christmas
Dec 30 (Wednesday) - Rizal Day
Dec 31 (Thursday) - bank holiday
Jan 1 (Friday) - New Year's Day

Time to implement holiday economics. Remember, anticipation and preparation is key to success. WOW Philippines has a very comprehensive calendar of events happening around the country.

Start planning now and file your leaves before anyone else beats you to it. Most importantly, set up a 2009 vacation fund now! =)

I also recently discovered, one of the very few travel agencies which take the trouble to aggregate and post special travel promos on the web in a timely basis. Do you know of any other websites which do this?


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  1. Thanks for the list. Just checking, don't you think some of the holidays in the list should fall on a Monday in view of the holiday economics law?

  2. It might be a bit hard to justify moving those which fall on a Wednesday to a Monday.

    There has also been no official declaration as to whether Ninoy Aquino Day (Aug 21) will be declared a non-working holiday. National Heroes Day (Aug 30) may be moved to the nearest Monday.

  3. The list of holidays have been updated with the official declaration from Malacanang.