August 2012 Holiday and Long Weekends

Is August 20,21 and 27 a Holiday? If you are planning for a vacation on this date, check out the list of Holiday and Long Weekends this August 2012 as declared in the Proclamation No. 295, s. 2011 (List of 2012 nationwide holidays and special non-working days)

August 20, 2012 (Monday) – Eid ul-Fitr (Id-ul-Fitr),also called as Eid.It is Muslim holiday that celebrates on the completion of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

August 21, 2012 (Tuesday) – Ninoy Aquino Day. It is a national holiday in the Philippines celibrate annually on August 21.This is a Special Non-Working Holiday in reference to the Republic Act 9256,dated February 25, 2004. This day celibrate in order to commemorate the death anniversary of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino, Jr. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. treated as the hero of democracy in the country.

August 27, 2012 (Monday) – National Heroes’ Day (Araw ng mga Bayani) is a national holiday in the Philippines. This day celebrate in honour of the national heroes,who fight for the freedom Another aim of this day,to encourage the younger generation to emulate the character of those who have fought for and made the country proud.

It means it would be along weekend from August 18-21, 2012, and August 25-27, 2012.

Latest Update: (President Noynoy Aquino Declared Monday, August 20 as Regular Holiday)

PROCLAMATION NO. 455
DECLARING MONDAY, 20 AUGUST 2012, AS A REGULAR HOLIDAY
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY IN OBSERVANCE OF EID’L FITR
(FEAST OF RAMADHAN)

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9177 declared Eid” Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as a regular holiday throughout the country;

WHEREAS, Eid” Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim World for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting;

WHEREAS, to promote cultural understanding and integration, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid;’ Fitr, and

WHEREAS, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid” Fitrto the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Monday, 20 August 2012, as a regular holiday throughout the country.

 

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