It was announced on September 1, 2012, President Benigno S. Aquino III released the signed Proclamation 459, s. 2012 last August 16, declaring ten (10) regular holidays, five (5) special non-working holidays and a special holiday (for all schools) for the coming year '2013'.

Seeing the signed proclamation, 4 long weekends will be experience by all Flipinoes nationwide next year.

Philippine Holidays 2013
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The four long weekends is scheduled as follows:

March 28-31, 2013  (Thursday-Sunday) - in observance of Holy Week;
August 24-26, 2013 (Saturday-Monday) - for the commemoration of National Heroes Day;
November 1-3, 2013 (Friday-Sunday) - for All Saints’ Day;
December 28, 2013 - January 1, 2014 (Saturday-Wednesday) - in commemoration of Rizal Day and New Year.

Now that the holidays came earlier than expected, everyone may now set their vacation any where around the country. It is indeed a great way to make family's more closer to each other having more days to bond and get along with all their relatives.

For everyone's information, listed below are the full schedule of the regular holidays, special non-working holidays and special holiday for the year 2013;

Regular Holidays

New Year's Day - January 1 (Tuesday)
Maundy Thursday - March 28
Good Friday - March 29
Araw ng Kagitingan - April 9 (Tuesday)
Labor Day - May 1 (Wednesday)
Independence Day - June 12 (Wednesday)
National Heroes Day - August 26 (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day - November 30 (Saturday)
Christmas Day - December 25 (Wednesday)
Rizal Day - December 30 (Monday)

Special (Non-working) Days

Black Saturday - March 30
Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21 (Wednesday)
All Saints Day - November 1 (Friday)
Additional special (non-working) days - November 2 (Saturday)
                                                               - December 24 (Tuesday)
Last Day of the Year - December 31 (Tuesday)

Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary - February 25 (Monday)   

Happy setting of vacation venues guys. Let us all enjoy 2013's holiday special. Set your the place where you're gonna head on for vacation.
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